Airling... and Other Poems

By: Clarke, Gerald

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First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on front endpaper ('-- Gerry Clarke March, 1980'). Jacket toned. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. Airling is a new word in our language, coined to suggest the writer's disenchantment with the clumsy and mechanistic realities of aircraft, for anyone who seeks to fly. Gulls and hawks move through their native element with grace but man's attempt to emulate them is awkward, at best. From primitive times, Clarke suggests, man has watched the flight of birds with a certain envy, but even today, for all his inventiveness, only man's questing spirit can match his desire for the experience of flight. His shorter lyric poems reflect his love of birds, his identification with the primal force of the sea, his awareness of the fragility of life, and his delight in all the nuances of language.

Title: Airling... and Other Poems

Author: Clarke, Gerald

Categories: Signed, Poetry, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Golden Quill Press: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1522577

Keywords: POETRY VERSE LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION GERALD CLARKE POEMS AIRLING,