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Rapture
Rapture | Carol Ann Duffy
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Carol Ann Duffys seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony; but what sets these poems apart is Duffys refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief. Instead, Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. These are poems that will find deep rhymes in the experience of most readers and will, ultimately, prove that poetry can and should speak for us all. It isnt often that I pick up a book of poems and read it straight through like a novel, but that is exactly what happened with Rapture. Read this book if you are in love, out of love or waiting for it to come along Daisy Goodwin, Mail on Sunday Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and Rapture is essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages Rose Tremain, Books of the Year, Guardian
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TrishB
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#window #poetrymatters
From ‘Over‘ in the tagged collection.

Cathythoughts Haunting .... 3mo
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TrishB
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#smell #poetrymatters
Probably my fav collection from a living poet ❤️

Cathythoughts Lovely poetry ♥️ 3mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 3mo
Verity I met her back when I was doing GCSEs and she was just so kind and gracious to us. 3mo
TrishB @Verity oh that‘s lovely to hear! 3mo
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TrishB
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#lovesick #poetrymatters
Another brilliant one from Rapture.

merelybookish She is so good! 9mo
TheSpineView Love this one!❤ 9mo
Reggie Holy wow!!!😵 9mo
TrishB @merelybookish she definitely is 😁 9mo
TrishB @Reggie still the best set of love poems ever! 9mo
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TrishB
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#midnight #poetrymatters
Some Duffy ❤️

Cathythoughts Beautiful 10mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts agreed ❤️ 10mo
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TrishB
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#forever #poetrymatters
From the poem ‘Whatever‘.

Reggie TrishB you made me order this. 11mo
TrishB @Reggie this is one of my fav poetry collections. The raw emotions in it are wonderful. Hope you like it. 11mo
Cathythoughts I love it ♥️ 10mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s a great collection. 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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An unselfconscious collection about the joys and pains of romantic love. Duffy is unabashedly giddy, angry, and mournful in turn. These are easily digestible poems, and I would recommend these to anyone looking for an entry to reading poetry. 3.5⭐️

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TrishB
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#dream #poetrymatters
This collection is full of the most amazing love poems.

Bookishthoughts Ooooh I received this for our swap! I may just dive in to it today!🙌💗 12mo
TrishB @LazyDays it‘s an amazing, passionate collection! 12mo
Reggie You are gonna make me buy this!!!! Lol 12mo
TrishB @Reggie I fully recommend! It has the whole passion, obsession and wonder of love! A brilliant collection. 12mo
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TrishB
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#summer #poetrymatters
Daughter picked this one as she liked the juxtaposition between summer and snow (she did really say that 😁- she‘s studying Duffy‘s Feminist Gospels at the moment so is familiar with a lot of her stuff)

LeahBergen This is great. 👌🏼 12mo
Ms_T Wonderful! 12mo
Cathythoughts I really like this one 💫 12mo
batsy Nice pick! ❤️ 12mo
Reggie This one.... sigh. So nice. 12mo
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TrishB
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#change #poetrymatters
A wonderful collection 💕

merelybookish Love her! ❤️ 12mo
TrishB @merelybookish me too 💕 12mo
IndoorDame This is powerful 💥 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm 👍 I like her 12mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 12mo
MayJasper So lovely 12mo
MayJasper I so admire poets who can turn 24 words into something that evokes a strong emotional response from their reader. How it is done, I have no idea. 12mo
TrishB @MayJasper so true!! You just know the passion behind those words. The whole collection is an amazing trip through the emotions of falling in and out of love! 12mo
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merelybookish
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"this is what it is like or what it is like in words" ❤️?❤️
This poem of lost #love by Carol Ann Duffy gets me every time.
#poetrymatters @LazyDays

Cathythoughts Oh dear me ... this is beautiful & brings up the feeling .... 💔 1y
TrishB Lovely 💕 1y
GatheringBooks oh i know this one and lovelovelove it to bits. 1y
Bookishthoughts Aww this is beautiful! 1y
merelybookish @Cathythoughts @TrishB @GatheringBooks @LazyDays Makes me think I need to read more of Carol Ann Duffy's poetry! 1y
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#heartsandhardcovers #red @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I love Carol Ann Duffy! ❤️ Her poems are can be witty and cutting and laugh out loud hilarious, but she also writes beautiful love poems. Some of these make my heart ache. And the cover is just to die for!

Christine11 Beautiful cover ! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
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scripturient
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The kid is asleep, the hubby off to the gym. So I'll continue with my #litsypartyofone with a selection of books. 😊 Got some cider and my brand new book sleeve ready. ❤️

Jinjer Love the Scotty dogs! 2y
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scripturient
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If you're in Scotland, you gotta buy a Carol Ann Duffy book. So here goes. And now enough with the book buying! Well, we shall see how that works out. 😂

monkeygirlsmama Fun cover. 2y
Lindy 💜Carol Ann Duffy💜 2y
Zelma Fabulous cover! 2y
Heideschrampf Ha! I have a signed edition from a few years back ;P 2y
tpixie 💛💛💛💛 2y
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dixi_e
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Feb. 2: Syntax / Sintaxis - I want to say / thee, I adore, I adore thee, / and to know in my lips / the syntax of love resides... #LitsyPoetry365

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charl08
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from the poem 'Hour'