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Taking its title from the root meaning of Dublin, Ben Howard's fifth collection of poems probes the provenance of naming. Ranging in locale from eastern Iowa to County Clare, these poems endeavour to call the things of this world by their "rightful names." Whether the object of contemplation be a vanished Dublin bookshop, a bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln's hands, the month of February, or a son's twenty-first birthday, Howard's poems seek wholeness amidst flux and fragmentation. Grounded in contemplative ...
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Taking its title from the root meaning of Dublin, Ben Howard's fifth collection of poems probes the provenance of naming. Ranging in locale from eastern Iowa to County Clare, these poems endeavour to call the things of this world by their "rightful names." Whether the object of contemplation be a vanished Dublin bookshop, a bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln's hands, the month of February, or a son's twenty-first birthday, Howard's poems seek wholeness amidst flux and fragmentation. Grounded in contemplative detachment, they cast a clarifying light on contemporary life.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781903392324
  • Publisher: Salmon Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/8/2005
  • Series: Salmon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Sentence 11
Dark pool 15
Leavings 25
Children of Lir 26
Holy water 27
Fidelities 28
Remembering Galway 31
For the record 32
Elegy 33
The intellect of man 37
The growing poem 38
Perennials 39
Currencies 40
The swinging door 41
Lessons 45
Forecast 46
Lincoln's hands 47
A given name 48
Early music 52
Greta 53
A winter fire 54
Winter night 56
Come and see 59
Prose should be transparent 60
Remembering peace 61
A discipline 62
Habits 63
Necessities 64
Claims 65
Lines for the makers 66
Westward 69
Heartwood 70
The holy Alls 73
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