Chosen by the Lion

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Chosen by the Lion is Linda Gregg's fourth collection, and her most eloquent, bespeaking a deeply personal reconciliation with the loss of love. Gregg is able to take common experience, to see it clearly, in all its mundane and ordinary complexity. But in her poetry, that experience is also explored in its affinity to the gods, to the ways of nature. The result is an experience that is firmly grounded in the ordinary, yet transformed spiritually.

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Overview

Chosen by the Lion is Linda Gregg's fourth collection, and her most eloquent, bespeaking a deeply personal reconciliation with the loss of love. Gregg is able to take common experience, to see it clearly, in all its mundane and ordinary complexity. But in her poetry, that experience is also explored in its affinity to the gods, to the ways of nature. The result is an experience that is firmly grounded in the ordinary, yet transformed spiritually.

Linda Gregg's other books of poetry include: Things and Flesh, The Sacraments of Desire, Alma, and Too Bright to See.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555972080
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Gregg was born in Marin County, California. She has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Houston, and at numerous writers' conferences and workshops. Gregg is the author of Too Bright to See, Alma and The Sacraments of Desire, all available from Graywolf Press. Gregg is a bicoastal resident of Marin County, California and Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

The Ninth Dawn 1
God's Places 2
The Weight 3
The Spirit and What Is Left Behind 4
Chosen by the Lion 6
Official Love Story 8
The Terrifying Power of Darkness Is Inseparable from the Redemptive Power of the Sacred 10
I Thought on His Desire for Three Days 12
The Clapping 14
Asking for Directions 16
The Resurrection 18
Aphrodite and the Nature of Art 19
Winter Light 20
The Lost Bells of Heaven 21
Looking for Each of Us 22
After Actium: Loss Filling the Emptiness 24
The Enormous Engine 25
There Is a Sweetness in It 27
Winter Love 29
Fishing in the Keep of Silence 30
The Delicate Thing 31
"Wherefore Dost Bruise Me?" He Exclaimed, Weeping, and Like a Corpse Fell to the Ground 33
Driving with the Moon 35
The Lamb 36
The Heart's White Horse 37
The City of God 38
Sometimes 39
"A Bracelet of Bright Hair about the Bone" 40
The People Who Live Far Off 41
Is It Pain If There is No One There to See It 43
Not Memories but a Quality Remembered 44
Ravenous 45
Unnecessary 46
Maybe Leave-Taking 47
The Edge of Something 48
Designs Made of This and That 50
Plums Failing Well 51
The Wind Blowing Through a Tree 53
The Woman Still Waiting 54
What Is Kept 55
The Bounty after the Bounty 57
Let Birds 58
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