The Pleasures of Peace

Paul Rossiter


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Isobar Press
26 April 2021
ISBN: 9784907359348
72 pages

From the publisher

The Pleasures of Peace gathers recent poems by Paul Rossiter, mostly written in 2018–19, and concerned with such matters as Pythagoras, The Tempest, Westray and Papa Westray, a Neolithic house, biscuits and oatcakes, seabirds in flight, a hot spring in Akita, big seas and snow rollers, jazz in Tokyo, elegiac memory, Kamakura in February, the other side of the world, Isamu Noguchi, a feat of archery at the Battle of Yashima (1185), Issa’s words for rain, the late Cantos of Ezra Pound, the London Blitz, rosebay willow herb, Tomas Tranströmer, the Plymouth Blitz, the Rame Peninsula in eastern Cornwall, Richard Carew of Antony, incidents in Brexitland, Barbara Hepworth’s garden, the Isles of Scilly, an approach to Penzance by sea in rain, and the onset of autumn.