George Orwell: The Complete Poetry
Compiled and edited by Dione Venables
and published for The Orwell Society
on the 17th October 2015
This little anthology reveals an emotional layer of George Orwell
which has not previously been emphasised. It is a patchwork quilt
of emotions which were written when the mood was in him, as all
poetry is written, but it reveals a side of his personality less obvious
in his more studied and brilliant work. The colours are brighter and
darker here; the humour more mischievous; the gloom and anger
more intense; the occasional serenity more profound.
A brief introduction to each poem has been written in order to lead
the reader into the verse with greater understanding of its message.
George Orwell: The Complete Poetry (price £8.99 plus p&p)
is available (via the link below) from
The Orwell Society.com
The book can be ordered from Waterstones, Amazon or any other wholesalers.
Excerpt from A Dressed Man and A Naked man
A Dressed Man and A Naked man
(The Adelphi, October 2933)
A dressed man and a naked man
Stood by the kip-house fire,
Watching the sooty cooking-pots
That bubble on the wire;
And bidding tanners up and down,
Bargaining for a deal,
Naked skin for empty skin,
Clothes against a meal.
“Ten bob it is.” the dressed man said,
“These boots cost near a pound.
“This coat’s a blanket of itself
“When you kip on the frost ground.”
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