Two for Joy (Hardback)
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Short Description for Two for Joy Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. This collection celebrates love in verse.
- Published: 08 March 2010
- Format: Hardback 80 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780091931179 ISBN 10: 0091931177
- Sales rank: 521,652
Full description for Two for Joy
Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, "The Presence", which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008. In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage through all its seasons, and celebrates love in verse which is funny, tender and playful as well as serious and passionate. Almost half the poems appear in this form for the first time. 'One for sorrow, two for joy' is the old country saw about the magpie. These poems reflect its truth, and in the process transfigure ordinary life and love into something rich and strange.