Emerald

Emerald - Chatto Poetry

Paperback (12 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

An elegy to a lost mother, Emerald is the moving new collection from prize-winning poet Ruth Padel

'Here in deep earth, the black
blossom of mourning still sifting within me
I remembered that emerald was my birthstone …'


Prize-winning poet Ruth Padel's heartfelt new collection is a grief observed: an elegy for her mother on her death at the age of ninety-seven.

Exploring the riches of emerald lore, Padel follows the glint of green - 'green for awakening / for bringing life back from the dead' - from memories of her mother, a naturalist, to the black honeycomb of a Colombian emerald mine and sunset-pink of the Emerald City, Jaipur. Beneath everything shines the jewel itself, 'the only stone in which the flaws are prized'.

Beautifully carved and cadenced, Emerald is a moving chronicle of value and loss, and a celebration of all that is precious in the life that remains.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784741075
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 68
Weight: 104g
Height: 217mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 7mm