In his newest volume, named for the Japanese idea that the best water for tea is melted snow, Michael Longley once again demonstrates that he is one of the best nature poets writing in English. Even in elegies, culogies, and friendship verse, Longley's ability to find the right natural image with which to communicate his fellow feelings is striking. His subtle ministrations allow us to capture "our own little cumulus of exhalations."
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Review: Snow WaterUser Review - Brian Robbins - Goodreads
Longley as good as ever - fresh, precise, loaded with beautiful imagery, and always with his sense of humour lurking beneath. Read full review
Review: Snow WaterUser Review - Helen Calcutt - Goodreads
'Unrest' and 'Autumn' are the two words I associate most with this book - rich with colour, taste, whites, sea salts, orange flowers, dusty skylines, birds, blood, copper beeches. A beautiful set of poems, rooted deeply in seasonal change. Incredibly inspiring. I recommend to everyone. Read full review