The Joy of a Ming Vase

Author(s): Ruth Dallas

New Zealand Poetry

There are poems in this collection about Dutch Masters, the remembered voice of a deceased soprano, a waterfall, ancient Chinese artefacts, victims of the World Wars, kites and flowers; but each piece is sensitively imbued not only with the poet's awareness of impending death but also with the incorrigible fragility of life.
While Dallas is at home in a number of different modes, her high regard for literary tradition as a form of spiritual realism makes her eminently readable as a disciplined watcher of the seasons.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877372308
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : June 2006
  • : 210x140mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ruth Dallas
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 60
  • : Sepia prints