Thomas Hardy

 

 

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                Shelley's Skylark

          (The neighbourhood of Legborn:   March, 1887)

 

5   SOMEWHERE afield here something lies
In Earth's oblivious eyeless trust
That moved a poet to prophecies –
A pinch of unseen, unguarded dust:

The dust of the lark that Shelley heard,
10   And made immortal through times to be; –
Though it only lived like another bird,
And knew not its immortality.

[43] Lived its meek life; then, one day, fell –
A little ball of feather and bone;
15   And how it perished, when piped farewell,
And where it wastes, are alike unknown.

Maybe it rests in the loam I view,
Maybe it throbs in a myrtle's green,
Maybe it sleeps in the coming hue
20   Of a grape on the slopes of yon inland scene.

Go find it, faeries, go and find
That tiny pinch of priceless dust,
And bring a casket silver-lined,
And framed of gold that gems encrust;
   
And we will lay it safe therein,
And consecrate it to endless time;
For it inspired a bard to win
Ecstatic heights in thought and rhyme.

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Hardy: Poems of the Past and the Present.
Second Edition. London, New York: Harper & Brothers 1902, S. 42-43.

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Thomas Hardy: Poems of the Past and the Present.
London: Macmillan 1902.

 

 

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

Egbert, Marie-Luise (Hrsg.): The Life of Birds in Literature. Trier 2015.

Grafe, Adrian / Estanove, Laurence (Hrsg.): Thomas Hardy, Poet. New Perspectives. Jefferson (N.C.) 2015.

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.

Helsinger, Elizabeth K.: Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Charlottesville u. London 2015.

Lennartz, Norbert: Thomas Hardy and Aspects of Anti-Romantic Ornithology. In: Anglistik 24.1 (2013), S. 137-148.

Mallett, Phillip (Hrsg.): Thomas Hardy in Context. Cambridge 2013.

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

Munsterberg, Peggy (Hrsg.): The Penguin Book of Bird Poetry. London 1980.

Runcie, Catherine: On Figurative Language: A Reading of Shelley's, Hardy's and Hughes's Skylark Poems. In: AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association; 1986 Nov.; 66: 205-217

Schmid, Susanne / Rossington, Michael (Hrsg.): The Reception of P. B. Shelley in Europe. London u.a. 2008.

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Taylor, Dennis: The Chronology of Hardy's Poetry. In: Victorian Poetry 37.1 (1999), S. 1-58.
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Thain, Marion: The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism. Forms of Modernity. Edinburgh 2016.

 

 

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