SIGNED: The Ship Of Clouds. A Collection Of Poems By Ray M. Cassar

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Signed by the author, the title of this enchanting book is inspired by a game the poet used to play with his maternal grandfather as a little boy, where they would watch the sky and try to spot imaginary shapes in the clouds. The image of the ship plays a central role in the poet’s psyche and is a recurrent theme in his poetry. It stands for a romantic love of the sea and a restless quest for adventure. It is also the ship that returns to a safe haven after a long and challenging voyage. Love for family and friends is another underlying theme in this anthology. In fact many of the poems were originally written as gifts to friends on special occasions, and might never have seen the light of day in book form had it not been for the encouragement of the late Professor Oliver Friggieri, Malta’s greatest literary critic

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The poems are organised in a thematic rather than a chronological order, where the love for the poet’s wife and daughter shines through diverse and colourful images. The romantic love for all things chivalric also holds a place in the poet’s heart in the form of a small group of poems entitled Songs of Chivalry. The poems are characterised by a classical flow and musicality lent by the beauty of the English language, which the poet handles with delicate mastery. Chevalier. Ray M. Cassar was born in Malta on the 26th October 1950. He holds a B.A (Hons) degree in English Literature and Linguistics and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Malta. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Manchester which he attended as a British Council Scholar. Softcover. Second Edition. Published by Outlook Coop 2017

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Weight 0.174 kg