BATHSHEBA by Virginia Horton Rogers


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There is an emotional rhythm that carries one through the sweeping drama of this rendering of the age-old story of David and Bathaheba so that one is hardly conscious of the fact that the narrative poem is actually a sonnet sequence, with free verse prologue and epilogue. This emotional rhythm also merges the recurrent triteness of phrase and use of clichÉs in a flowing sense of the rightness of form chosen to lend freshness and poignancy to the tale, one of the great love stories of all time. Virginia Rogers has made a contribution to the year's slim sheaf of verse that makes her a poet to mark in the future. The publishers in this, their first venture in poetry, have given it an attractive format.

Publisher: Wilfred Funk