Green Resistance: New and Selected Poems

Overview

Readers unfamiliar with Adams's work will discover her descriptive gifts and quirky, delightful humor are as appealing as those of Ruth Pitter, Frances Cornford, and Phoebe Hesketh. This is a strong selection from previous collections (1975-1991) and includes twenty new poems.
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Overview

Readers unfamiliar with Adams's work will discover her descriptive gifts and quirky, delightful humor are as appealing as those of Ruth Pitter, Frances Cornford, and Phoebe Hesketh. This is a strong selection from previous collections (1975-1991) and includes twenty new poems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781870612579
  • Publisher: Enitharmon Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/1997
  • Pages: 92

Table of Contents

Blurb 11
The Oxfam Coat 13
From A Reply to Intercepted Mail (1979) 14
Wren-Sermon 16
The Dismantling of the Yellow House at Arles 17
Totes Meer 20
Boulogne Sands 21
Near Mas de la Dame 22
A River 24
The Consecration of the House 25
A Meditation on Some Drawings of Dandelion Seed-Heads 27
A Burial at Horton 28
Old Earth Repudiates New Spring 30
Mute Miltons 32
September, with Grass-of-Parnassus Flowers 34
Views from the Road 36
Wasps' Nest 37
Tortoiseshells Overwintering 38
In the Ivory Tower 39
Hebridean Sabbath 40
Analysis of the Silence 41
Black-House Woman 42
What's Done Cannot Be Undone 43
Scarp Song 44
Otter Letter 45
Depopulation Play 46
The Island Tax 47
Time's Ambush 49
Unrecorded Speech 51
Her Dancing Days 52
Ballad of the Good Old Days 54
Soho Song 56
Epistle to the Man Who Sleeps in Sherwood Street 57
Lullaby for a Man Asleep in Brewer Street 58
Prampushers 59
Green Resistance 61
Orion in September 62
Three Women Who Live in Art 64
Worm 66
Tragopogon Minor 68
The Great Anteater and the Ants 69
Dragonfly Considers Helicopter 70
The Blackcaps in the Neglected Jewish Cemetery in Vienna 71
For the Six Children of Dr Goebbels 72
At Mauthausen Camp 74
Water Remembers 76
Mister Jarman's Ghosts 77
From Mrs Orpheus to Her Son 78
Shopping Lists 79
The Draining of the Lake 80
Chiswick Time-Piece 82
The Outdoor Room 83
Genius Loci 85
Swift Season 87
The Self Portrait 88
Intensive Care, in the Cardiac Unit 90
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