Late is a chamber-piece of great restraint and great beauty. It is a single, powerful sequence, dedicated to the poet's wife, children, and grandchildren, in which he meditates late in the day at the end of summer on the world he will leave behind. Late draws together the abiding concerns of Hamburger's poetry: the cycles of the passage of time, the interrelation of past and present, of continuity and change, in both the natural and the social worlds.
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aconites ANVIL PRESS POETRY artefacts Audible autumnal belated birds blossom boughs breaks buddleia buds bulldozed butterfly Catherine wheel civitas cloud Cock-crow collared Collected Poems colours cuckoo called dark day-moth detritus dream dynasties EDMUND KEELEY Eppur si muove facades Faintly fixed flowers flutter FRANCIS fronds frost fruit gales garden glints GREEK BY EDMUND half-light hear heard hedges honeysuckle house-martins human jANOS KEELEY AND PHILIP labour land last light late leafage leaves Living and dead Long ago look lost magpie Mauves mended merge Metallically plumed Michael Hamburger moon mud nests never night numbers Outlasting Paul Celan petals PETER PHILIP SHERRARD phlox Poems of Paul Poems TRANSLATED recurrence Ripped from trees season SELECTED POEMS SERBO-CROAT shine silence snow stars swallows TED HUGHES tinnitus tones unobscured unripe voices void weathers wheel's turning whirling wilderness WILLIAM JAY SMITH wind-blurred wings winter yellow