A Million Acts of Resistance

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A short collection of poetry by David Lyall. A wide range spanning 20 years of writing. Influences include Heaney, Armitage, Duffy, Auden, Larkin, Morrisey
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  • By Red 62
    Feb 28, 2013
    This is a very beautiful set of poems, reflecting on themes that are clearly very personal but also universal, such as parenthood, loss and depression. It feels like the author has paused to look back and take stock, like the image of the cyclist in Rita and The Way to Work, pausing for breath and looking back to see how far he's come. Whilst some of the poems are very sad, a real kindness and warmth permeates the poems about his family. From the joy of being a parent, those wonderful small moments (A Daughter's Keyboard, Cycle Seat), to the fond, forgiving recollection of a parent (Clock). And Always, a beautifully succinct love poem, brought tears to my eyes. Running alongside the emotional honesty, there is a very entertaining cynicism and playful use of imagery (Cut and Dried).In fact, I found the use of imagery very vivid: dust as a metaphor for depression particularly struck me. I look forward to seeing more from David Lyall.
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