Within Ten Seconds

by flambardblog

More favourable attention for John Fowles’ Selected Poems has come in the form of the Guardian choosing his poem ‘Within Ten Seconds’ as it’s Saturday Poem. This is one of many poems included in the highly varied stand-alone section of the collection. In his Introduction, Adam Thorpe writes of the poem: ‘Fowles’ erotic touch is reminiscent of Robert Graves: that sudden involuntary passion echoing the way Fowles first encountered Greece, falling “helplessly, overwhelmingly in love” with the wild countryside of the islands...’

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