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Just Think of it
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ISBN: 978 0 856463 16 7
Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: March 2002
216 x 139 x 11 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Just Think of It
Albert Einstein, or some such genius or other,
But what happens, I wonder, when we consider
Moreover that same star, which might embody
Is there perhaps some undetected paradox here?
That star of mine is still shining. Just think of it.
Milton Loved Satan
More than any other character
For all his preached puritanical
His so-called good characters
But his devils, all fallen angels, are
Which makes me wonder if,
Come out with a great sigh of relief
I think perhaps that more than half of
Derived from a kind of entrenched envy
To walk in the world without a mask
In Just Think of It, his first collection for over twenty years, Gavin Bantock proves that he has not grown tame. His many years in Japan have enriched his perspective when writing about life in Britain; he is also an acute observer of Japanese life from an Englishman’s point of view. In his verse the clarity and simplicity of Japanese art combine with vivid (and often provocative and outlandish) imagery, as he writes with wit and precision on such subjects as the king crab, the speed of thought, and the proper place to read poetry: the lavatory.
Awards won by Gavin Bantock Short-listed, 1988 Arvon Foundation International Poetry Competition Winner, 1969 Eric Gregory Award Winner, 1966 Poetry Society's Award Winner, 1964 Richard Hillary Award
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