Michael Field

[i. e. Katherine Harris Bradley u. Edith Emma Cooper]

 

 

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       Ταῖσι [δὲ] ψῦχρος μὲν ἔγεντο Θῦμος,
                   παρ δ᾿ ἴεισι τὰ πτέρα. . .

 

5   I SANG to women gathered round;
Forth from my own heart-springs
Welled out the passion; of the pain
I sang if the beloved in vain
   Is sighed for – when
10   They stood untouched, as at the sound
   Of unfamiliar things,
Oh, then my heart turned cold, and then
   I dropt my wings.

Trembling I seek thy holy ground,
15      Apollo, lord of kings;
Thou hast the darts that kill.   Oh, free
The senseless world of apathy,
   Pierce it! – for when
In poet's strain no joy is found,
20   His call no answer brings,
Oh, then my heart turns cold, and then
   I drop my wings.

[33] All flocks are Pan's; the groves resound
   To Orpheus' golden strings;
25   As swan that, secret, shrills the note
Triumphant from Apollo's throat,
   My muse, from men
Her holy raptures would confound,
   Turns to the woods and springs,
30   Whene'er my heart grows cold, and then
   I drop my wings.

Or by the white cliff's cypress mound,
   My music wildly rings;
I watch the hoar sails on the track
35   Of moonlight; they are turning back;
   Night falls; and when
By maiden-arms to be enwound
   Ashore the fisher flings,
Oh, then my heart turns cold, and then
     I drop my wings.

 

 

 

 

Erstdruck und Druckvorlage

Michael Field: Long Ago.
London: Bell 1889, S. 32-33 (Nr. XX).

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Literatur

Brandmeyer, Rudolf: Poetologische Lyrik. In: Handbuch Lyrik. Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. Hrsg. von Dieter Lamping. 2. Aufl. Stuttgart 2016, S. 164-168.

Bristow, Joseph (Hrsg.): The Fin-de-Siècle poem. English Literary Culture and the 1890s. Athens 2005.

Cantillo Lucuara, Mayron Estefan: Michael Field's Long Ago (1889). A Transcendental Mythopoesis of Desire and Death. In: ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies 39 (2018), S. 69-96.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24197/ersjes.39.2018.69-96

Cantillo Lucuara, Mayron Estefan: Michael Field's Long Ago (1889) as a Paradigm of Intertextual Theory: From Strangeness to Metaxology. In: Cuadernos de Investigación Filológica 44 (2018), S. 185-210.
URL: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=6703766

Christ, Carol T.: Victorian Poetics. In: A Companion to Victorian Poetry. Hrsg. von Richard Cronin u.a. Malden, MA 2002, S. 1-21.

Ehnenn, Jill R.: From 'We Other Victorians' to 'Pussy Grabs Back'. Thinking Gender, Thinking Sex, and Feminist Methodological Futures in Victorian Studies Today. In: Victorian Literature and Culture 47.1 (2019), S. 35-62.

Gymnich, Marion / Müller-Zettelmann, Eva: Metalyrik: Gattungsspezifische Besonderheiten, Formenspektrum und zentrale Funktionen. In: Metaisierung in Literatur und anderen Medien. Theoretische Grundlagen – Historische Perspektiven – Metagattungen – Funktionen. Hrsg. von Janine Hauthal u.a. Berlin u.a. 2007 (= spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature, 12), S. 65-91.

Hall, Jason D. u.a. (Hrsg.): Decadent Poetics. Literature and Form at the British Fin de Siècle. New York 2013 (= Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture).

Hughes, Linda K. (Hrsg.): The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Poetry. Cambridge 2019.

Marcus, Laura u.a. (Hrsg.): Late Victorian into Modern. Oxford 2016.

Martus, Steffen u.a. (Hrsg.): Lyrik im 19. Jahrhundert. Gattungspoetik als Reflexionsmedium der Kultur. Bern u.a. 2005 (= Publikationen zur Zeitschrift für Germanistik, 11).

O'Gorman, Francis: Michael Field and Sapphic Fame: "My Dark-Leaved Laurels Will Endure". In: Victorian Literature and Culture 34.22 (2006), S. 649-661.
URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25056324

Parker, Sarah: The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889-1930. London 2013.

Parker, Sarah / Parejo, Ana (Hrsg.): Michael Field. Decadent Moderns. Athens, OH 2019.

Prins, Yopie: Victorian Sappho. Princeton, NJ 1999.

Richardson, LeeAnne: Turn of the Century Women's Poetry: Skirting the Problems of Periodization In: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 13.3 (2017), S. 81-101.
URL: http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue133/richardson.htm

Stetz, Margaret D. / Wilson, Cheryl A. (Hrsg.): Michael Field and Their World. High Wycombe 2007.

Thain, Marion: "Michael Field". Poetry, Aestheticism and the Fin de Siècle. Cambridge u.a. 2007.

Vadillo, Ana P.: Women Poets and Urban Aestheticism. Passengers of Modernity. Basingstoke 2005.

 

 

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Lyriktheorie » R. Brandmeyer