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The Ceremonies of Longing
     

The Ceremonies of Longing

by Sandra Kohler
 

ISBN-10: 0822958309

ISBN-13: 9780822958307

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

In a poetic voice that is at once reflective and lively, Sandra Kohler explores the patterns of everyday life and the inner drama of imagination. Though these poems are mostly set amidst the familiarity of a suburban household and the family garden, this environment appears far from mundane as Kohler peels away the veneer of domestic tranquility to reveal a world busy

Overview

In a poetic voice that is at once reflective and lively, Sandra Kohler explores the patterns of everyday life and the inner drama of imagination. Though these poems are mostly set amidst the familiarity of a suburban household and the family garden, this environment appears far from mundane as Kohler peels away the veneer of domestic tranquility to reveal a world busy with human passion and the rhythms of the earth. Nature is present at every turn, an ethereal twin, as the narrator's emotions take the form of cardinals in flight, a rushing river, or a potato sprouting in the dark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958307
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

I.This Life
This Life3
The Game4
As I Was5
Alba6
Night Music7
Love Poem9
Sweet10
Sunlight11
Staring12
Swimmers13
Scene from the New House14
Overnight15
Floaters16
Valentine17
Morning, the Fifth of July18
Distance19
Sleep Calls Me ...20
The Moment21
The Cure22
Displacement23
II.The Other Hour
One Music27
Mother of Thousands28
Renovo29
Birds and Others30
Real Estate32
Envy34
Diaspora35
The Pond37
The End of the Gulf War39
The Aunts40
Divination42
Dreaming Jane Eyre43
Second Language44
After Arcadia45
Museum Piece46
Recapitulation47
Celebration48
Primary Colors49
The Other Hour50
III.Tuesday
After53
The Lie54
Burden55
Augury56
Beasts57
Inverno58
Litany59
Seed60
Counterpoint61
Not My Own62
Frostlight63
It's a Wrap64
At the Grave65
Steps66
Tea67
Intimation68
Green70
Japanese Landscape71
Tuesday72
After Thanksgiving73
Sojourn74
Write75
Acknowledgments77

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