A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems

Overview

Thoughtful and passionate, this imaginative collection of poetry explores the many facets of the aboriginal individual. Through meticulously crafted portraits, lyrics, satires, mythologies, and meditations, these poems discuss issues related to perception, desire, youth, and aging as they relate to native life.

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Overview

Thoughtful and passionate, this imaginative collection of poetry explores the many facets of the aboriginal individual. Through meticulously crafted portraits, lyrics, satires, mythologies, and meditations, these poems discuss issues related to perception, desire, youth, and aging as they relate to native life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550963014
  • Publisher: Exile Editions
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel David Moses is an editor, an essayist, a dramaturge, an associate professor in the department of drama at Queen’s University, and one of Canada’s foremost First Nations writers. He is the author of collections that include Almighty Voice and His Wife, Delicate Bodies, Pursued by a Bear, and Sixteen Jesuses. He lives in Kingston and Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

I

Rising Song 15

One Soviet-Era Winter 16

Song of a Scent 17

A Frisson in Grange Park 18

Twinkle 19

Blues Around a Rearview Mirror 20

In the Don Valley 22

Pool Blues 23

Blues in August 24

The Ploughman at Middle Age 25

Why the Cow Moos 26

Buzz 28

The Longest Night 30

II

My Parents Versus Lynx Rufus 35

Two Views of the Eclipse 37

Carol of the Rain 40

Love Isn't a Truck 42

The Orchard Song 46

Once Upon an Evening Out Along Sixth Line 48

Some Eggs Before Breakfast 50

Song off Your Feet 54

Lament Under the Moon 56

III

A Barn off the 401 61

Starling Street 62

Our Linda's Dream 65

A Shine Hung Over Montreal 66

The Ends of a Picnic 68

How to Make a Fish Sweat 70

An Older Harvest Kind of Moon 71

Moon of the Windfallen 73

My Discovery of America 75

Ayisha in the Darkroom 77

A Song on the Wall 79

A Song Learned on the Red Rocket 81

Robert's Sea Change 83

Highway Above Vancouver 85

IV

Plane Song 91

Forked Song 92

Postcard (For George) From Mexico City 94

First-Quarter Blues 97

Harbourfront Evensong 99

Wendy on the Shore 100

A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light 102

Some Advice From a Bear's Bones 105

Last-Quarter Song 106

The Solstice Blues 107

Highway 99 108

Daucus Carota En Passant 112

In the Month of May 115

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