Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881462418
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,479,765
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

I Thin Creek (1978) 1

Thin Creek 3

II from Quarries (1984) 5

Quarries 7

Bethesda Road 8

Thanksgiving, 1968 9

Waking in the Blue Ridge 10

The River Falling 11

At Cherokee Ford, South Carolina 12

Tom's Farm 13

The Homecoming of Osceola 15

To a Geologist 19

Returning Home, Saxon Mills 21

Tony Dorsett and His Band 24

Wreckage 26

III A Few Uncollected Early Poems 31

Sugar Cane 33

San Antonio, Cayo District 34

Jungle Training School, Macal River 35

Reptiles Teach Him about Hunting 37

Along the Little Betsie 39

Reading Reynolds Price 41

Chekhov Visits My Kitchen 42

Shopping 43

Sitting in My Kitchen 44

IV from As the World Around Us Sleeps (1991) 45

Chopping Wood 47

Four Old Graves in the Virginia Woods 48

The Country House 49

The Distances 52

Six Landscapes from a Civil War 53

The Small Losses 57

Memory 59

Keelmen Heaving Coals by Moonlight 60

Chicory Brought Inside 61

Brown's Cove: The Eighties Begin 62

Road Gang 63

The Pheasant Cage 64

Morning 65

Cycle 66

Pinelands 67

On Pratt's Trail 68

Stafford Beach 69

Eating Oysters 70

Early Spring on Cumberland Island 71

Seeing Wild Horses 72

V from Body Poems (1991) 73

The Body Is Deeper than We Think 75

The Body Is Full of Lines 76

The Body Is Full of Animals I've Never Seen 77

The Body Is Full of Sorrow 78

The Body Is Full of Water 79

The Body Is Full of Good Fishing 80

The Body Is Full of Lovers 81

The Body Is Full of Parables 82

The Body Is Full of the Voices of Children 83

VI from Against Information & Other Poems (1995) 85

Someday My Mother's Death 87

Connemara 88

Death 90

Sweet Tea 92

Against Information 94

VII Midnight on the Water. Four Improvisations for Mark O'Connor (1998) 101

Blue Grass Gypsy 103

Elegant Peasant Fiddler 104

Rock Violin Stratosphere 105

Delta Morning Blues 106

VIII The Dead Father Poems (2000) 109

My Dead Father Dressing 111

My Dead Father's Bypass 112

My Dead Father Surveys the Patterns 113

My Dead Father Speaks 114

My Dead Father Puts in a Garden 115

My Dead Father Settles In 116

My Dead Father Cooks Us Breakfast 117

My Dead Father on Vacation 118

My Dead Father Visits My Mother 119

My Dead Father Steps out of Line 120

My Dead Father Gambling 121

My Dead Father Hands out Advice 122

My Dead Father Rebuilds My Engine 123

IX from Noble Trees (2003) 125

Green Memory 127

Persimmons 128

Pine 129

Pecan 130

Catalpa 131

This Tree We Carve Our Names Upon 132

Plant Community 133

How the Wolf Tree Survived the Saw 134

Natural History of a Family Tree 135

Clyde Talks about his Neighbor the Redwood 136

Sycamore 137

Oak 138

A Noble Tree 139

Allegiance 140

X New Poems 141

Orpheus Ascending 143

The Half-Finished House 145

Ridge Music 147

This Morning You Wake in the City 148

My Sister Cleans Out my Ears 149

Glen Helen 150

Grooves and Striations 151

In Praise of Gary Snyder 152

Dying Wasp 153

Wilderness Vacation 154

Abandoned Quarry Seen from Below 155

Waiting 156

High Meadow Poem 158

Small Change over Deep Time 159

Hounds Chasing Deer in the Suburbs 160

The Fear Program 161

The Art of This Place 162

Nighthawks 164

Cliffs of Moher 165

Aftermath 166

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