By John Clare,Tom Pohrt,Robert Hass
As James Reeves, an early critic and admirer, has stated, "The lifestyles of Clare the poet is, in fact, a miracle . . . this is often its most useful reward. Clare used to be a cheerful poet; there's extra happiness in his poetry than in that of so much others. This was once no mere animal contentment of physique and senses, yet a quiet ecstasy and inward rapture. Such happiness isn't really on hand other than at a price."
Tom Pohrt's drawings and watercolors were largely widespread. There are few alive whose sensibility extra competently fits Clare's—it's as though Samuel Palmer had taken the fee to demonstrate a range of the peasant poet. Pohrt has himself made the choice of poems from the mammoth volume that survived Clare's chaotic lifestyles. Robert Hass joins the undertaking to put Clare's paintings within the greater context of nature poetry within the West. the result's a publication bound to please those that be aware of already of Clare's high-quality poems and people for whom this e-book could be their interesting introduction.