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Rckblick II

John Vetterlein

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781425974497
Paperback
120 pages
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 About the Book 

RÃckblick - looking back (Brahms used the word for the fourth movement of his Sonata in F minor, Opus 5) - contains poems already published. It is my alternative title for the somewhat hackneyed Selected Poems. They are the most satisfactory thingsMoreRückblick - looking back (Brahms used the word for the fourth movement of his Sonata in F minor, Opus 5) - contains poems already published. It is my alternative title for the somewhat hackneyed Selected Poems. They are the most satisfactory things I have done from my perspective. This is not to imply they are the best, whatever that might mean. With over a thousand poems from which to choose, the task has not been an easy one. (Reading poetry simply reinforces for me what fickle creatures we are.) It has all been carefully thought through - that much is to be hoped for at least. There is no saying, however, that I wont have a different mind of the matter tomorrow. In 2004 it was suggested I might extend Rückblick to include work written since 2001. I had the idea of a selection to contain only those works written since Rückblick and which I was to call The Old Voices. The possibility of offering these poems to a wider readership caused me to reconsider the original plan. Accordingly, I have put together a selection from all the poems written up to May 2005. Since this book retains most of Rückblick intact, I have decided to name the present work Rückblick II.