Blackbird Singing: Lyrics and Poems, 1965-1999

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Paul McCartney, Adrian Mitchell
W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2001 - Poetry
12 Reviews
To actually read Paul McCartney's poems, whether exuberant love ballads or poignant messages of deepest grief, is to revel in the sheer power of language and to appreciate the electrifying confluence of dream and song. Indeed, his words are as pure and magical as we remember them. Here, in his first collection of poems and lyrics, McCartney emerges with a dreamlike yet thoroughly mature voice that confirms his stature as one of the most original and best-loved poets of our time.

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Review: Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

User Review  - Thom - Goodreads

While I love many of the personal poems of McCartney included in this tome, I still can't rate it that highly. However, if you ever had a hard time understanding one of his song lyrics it is a handy source to have around. Favorite poem: "Ivan" Read full review

Review: Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

User Review  - Sara Statema-johnson - Goodreads

No matter how hard I try, poetry is always difficult for me to read. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Paul McCartney is one of the most admired contemporary poets & songwriters. He lives in England.

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