Quartet: Four Poets from the Early Days of Poetry Wales
Leslie Norris [. . .] some reputation [. . .] fallen silent [. . .] Poetry Wales to re-activate them (54). Proustian [. . .] some sighting in the natural world that triggers a memory of childhood, and the challenge he sets himself is to recreate (54). ìHe is an acute observer of the present and the remembered past, the constant, lonely at the centre of his world (54). The earlier poems in particular can be read as the record of the growth of a poet's mind. If not in style, they can be Wordsworthian in tone, and, from time to time, even in substance [. . . ] (54).