To The Moon: An Anothology Of Lunar Poems
- File Type:
- Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date:
- 02 October 2009
- Poetry By Individual Poets
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There's something incredibly moving, and electrifying, to read a poem from the Chinese Book of Odes, written around 500 B.C, and to feel both our distance from and our closeness to the past, and the moon itself: I climbed the hill just as the new moon showed, I saw him coming on the southern road. My heart lays down its load. In collecting together poems such as these - poems that span continents and centuries - To The Moon shows what it is to be human; to love, to lose, to dream and to hope. The poems it contains give us a real and profound sense of our time on this planet, and the pleasures they offer are - like space itself - infinite.