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For me, the poetry ranged from ones that I didn t like or understand to ones that I liked very much What tipped the scale from 3.5 to 4 was the selection of reminiscences at the end entitled All the Beauties of the World translated by George Gibian For me, the poetry ranged from ones that I didn t like or understand to ones that I liked very much What tipped the scale from 3.5 to 4 was the selection of reminiscences at the end entitled All the Beauties of the World translated by George Gibian Very glad I read this Definitely worth the read. Even in translation, this collection was well written enough to warrant some serious consideration of my own writing There is absolutely nothing contrived in Seifert s work In fact, it apparently wasn t for him work at all, as these poems read like postcards or letters to an old friend And the voice is consistent, so the reader feels as if he she is that old friend I will definitely revisit this book in a couple years. my favourites a hundred times nothing, when in the history books, how painful i would find it, SOMETIMES WE ARE TIED DOWN, halley s comet, once only..i do like his poems, but the way he writes about women sometimes irritates me attributing this to him being born in 1901, and me being hypersensitive note to self try to find concert on the island and halley s comet ( DOWNLOAD EPUB ) ♺ The Selected Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert ☤ In , Jaroslav Seifert was the first Czech to win the Nobel Prize for Literature Although Seifert lived through the many historic turns of his homeland, his was not a political poetry, except in its constant expression of love for his homeland, its beauties and its values He was the great poet of Prague, of love, of the senses His work was unpretentious, lyrical yet irreverent, earthy, charming Seifert was known for the simplicity of his verse, yet his poems are full of surprises, never what at first they seem They are marked by imagery that is beautiful or comical, by good, deep values, and by love in all its forms This is a collection of poetry written throughout his life Jaroslav Seifert brings me back to my favorite city in the world Prague He brings the streets and the river and the parks and the castle and the churches to such vivid life, it s like I never left when I read these poems He also has such a tender way with words, bringing to life such beautiful, simple, domestic moments, and these simple moments are the weight to bring down lofty themes of love, suffering, guilt, beauty In fact, Jaroslav is obsessed with beauty, with women s beauty through Jaroslav Seifert brings me back to my favorite city in the world Prague He brings the streets and the river and the parks and the castle and the churches to such vivid life, it s like I never left when I read these poems He also has such a tender way with words, bringing to life such beautiful, simple, domestic moments, and these simple moments are the weight to bring down lofty themes of love, suffering, guilt, beauty In fact, Jaroslav is obsessed with beauty, with women s beauty through the twist of a wrist, a smile, the way the hair falls over the shoulder He lived in Prague through some of its painful times of the twentieth century and through his poetry he brings those upheavals, those sufferings to life He mourns over the Holocaust, feels intense guilt over the pain of his Jewish neighbors, over the destruction of the Kralupy He revels in love, in beauty, in the greatness and splendor of his ancient city, Prague Some of his poems were so sensuous and languid, invoking memories of young love and the desperation of it, the flames of a single touch The line in Lost Paradise There is no time without murder is absolutely heart wrenching and poignant, and clearly embodies the hopelessness of so many after the end of World War II and the despair that was a pall over so much of Eastern Europe I was deeply moved and impressed with so much of his poetry for the duality of it, the homage to such beautiful things and to suffering, that these poems embodied a sense of freedom and memory I really did love so many of them My one issue came to the pieces at the end of the collection and were his reminisces I suppose I realized that his view on women, while shaped during the early twentieth century, is a bitidealized rather than real Women and beauty are ideals to which he worships and in turn, women aredehumanized, turned into objects of desire and beauty and art rather than humans with emotions and needs and complexities It reshaped my perceptions of his poems after I read those pieces Nonetheless, I very much enjoyed this collection and hope to seeof his work translated into English Excellent poetry that is quite underrated, especially given his importance in modern Czech literature that has not only had a longer tradition in poetry but is relatively well known thanks to guys like Kundera The poetry touches on topics like romance but not in any cheesy way apparently in the 20 s or sometime around there, Seifert was a member of the Communist Party but his comrades were irritated that he d write poetry about relationships among proletariats as opposed to, say, straight up i Excellent poetry that is quite underrated, especially given his importance in modern Czech literature that has not only had a longer tradition in poetry but is relatively well known thanks to guys like Kundera The poetry touches on topics like romance but not in any cheesy way apparently in the 20 s or sometime around there, Seifert was a member of the Communist Party but his comrades were irritated that he d write poetry about relationships among proletariats as opposed to, say, straight up ideological proclamations He is described as a romantic, and the description fits plus when a writer is a real romantic despite their reputation they re usually quite immune to cheesiness, a trait that applies just as much to Seifert as to thewell known romantics He s apparently hard to translate, which is why he s not as well known as other Czechs I guess and which being given a Nobel Prize has sadly not done anything to change that around But Seifert s poetry is hella worth it, and those looking for good verse and pretty good translations will not be disappointed with this volume Since this is probably the only volume there is in English, that s a good thing too A must for anybody interested in Eastern European or Slavic poetry maybe as good as herbert fantastic..september 18updatesometimes I dont know, but sometimes, just sometimes.and i wonder if canal garden is not my absolute favorite poem ever.its first stanzas are remarkable and lonely, and then he just goes rambling on in a way i dont know, i dont know..but sometimes just sometimes. Love Czech writers and poets.but my heart is especially attached to Jaroslav Seifert His poems about Prague, the destructive war years in the Czech city overtaken by Nazis, and his romances are unbelievably touching, emotional and real No other poet like him. Romantic Czech Poetry