Dwelling Song: Poems

Dwelling Song: Poems

by Sally Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820325996

ISBN-13: 9780820325996

Pub. Date: 03/08/2004

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

As a hummingbird beats its wings so that it might be still to feed on a flower the poet concludes, “The equation keeps balancing out, and / I’m drawn to how it does not settle.” Aware of the difficulty of loving the world while feeding upon it, the poems of Dwelling Song hope vision is levity as they press language to make sight and song. This…  See more details below

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As a hummingbird beats its wings so that it might be still to feed on a flower the poet concludes, “The equation keeps balancing out, and / I’m drawn to how it does not settle.” Aware of the difficulty of loving the world while feeding upon it, the poems of Dwelling Song hope vision is levity as they press language to make sight and song. This writing is a form of mimicry yet an act of dangerous flight. Whether from the voice of a hunter, shepherd, farmer, or bugle-blowing boy on a city street, the song recognizes that moving forward necessitates turning one’s back.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820325996
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Series:
The Contemporary Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
82
Sales rank:
828,448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

The Gallery3
The Hunters7
Song from the Riverbed9
Orphean Song11
Relocation13
Song from the Street18
Declensions19
Bottle-Notes21
Subtraction Song24
Rooms Where We Are29
Elegy47
Song from the Ridge49
Restoration52
Song from the Frozen Field53
Tessellation55
A Heretic Song57
Self-Portrait after the Snow60
Song from the Rain62
Beacon Line67

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