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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931223034
  • Publisher: EdgeWork Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Book 1 Mountains
Mutsuki: the moon in which the grains of rice are set to germinate
Like an Empty Chapel 3
Softly Blowing Bluestem 9
The Nails through His Limbs Are Thick and Intrusive 15
Lodging Among the Roots 21
Nibbling the Dresden Grass 27
A Heifer Slobbers the Filthy Water 36
Kisaragi: the moon of the swaying buds
Young Damselfly 45
Its Dappled Rib 53
Absorbing the Rain the Quagmire Sleeps 59
I Fully Accept the Beauty of an Elephant Eating a Boa Constrictor Being Mistaken for a Hat 66
Gilded Yellow Bars 72
I Am Very, Very Old 77
Smack of a Jaw, Slap of a Tail 83
In the Barber's Pole Gyrating 91
A Trefoil for St. Patrick 97
Yayoi: the time of germination
Vapor Rising over Just-Stirring Birds 105
The Slender Stem--Flowerless 111
On Hunter's Soil 116
Abode of Snow 125
Fingering the Parched Riverbed 132
Your Rattling Wings 136
Fast Asleep in the Silver Birch 142
Book 2 Plains
Uzuki: the moon of deutzia flowers
Monotony, Both Lugubrious and Strangely Crisp 149
Dark Wet Mud 154
For Our Sakes the Clams and Fish Give Themselves Unselfishly 162
Oh, All You Hungry Ghosts 171
I Dedicate this Stone 177
Satsuki: the moon of transplanting
Tree Frogs--Their Rubbery Croak 184
The Seedling Draped in Moonlight 191
Deer-Chewed Tips 199
The Pudgy Moon 207
Mina-zuki: the waterless moon
My Box-Shaped Room 215
Hoisting His Wings Toward the Trespasser 220
Teeny Sprouts Everywhere 226
Deaf to the Whistling Winter Birds 234
Book 3 Rivers
Fumi-zuki: the moon of the heads of rice
Like the Wild Dogs who Yelp and Snap Defending a Random Street Corner 245
Even as You Screech Your Imminent Silence 252
Spearing the Sun as it Sets on the Pylons 258
Ha-zuki: the moon in which the leaves fall
Two Fat Dove-Colored Birds Waddling Their Way Along a Eucalyptus Branch 267
Spitting Out the Queen 273
Arrested by a Flower in the Verdant Gulch 279
Naga-tsuki: the moon in which the nights grow long
Chewing, Excreting ... Whorls of Leaves 284
Hey You-- 291
The Simple Act of Toast-Eating 296
Book 4 Sky
Kamina-zuki: the godless moon
Stinging Nettle Leaf 305
Out in a T-Shirt 310
Cakes Rising on the Stove 314
Painted Lady in the Understory's Half-Light 320
Caught By the Fiery Sun 324
An Orange-Black Heap Against the Gaslit Curb 331
Shimo-tsuji: the hoar-frost moon
Re-entering the Mountain 337
Rain Bends the Umbel 343
Fragile Limbs Nubbed with Blossoms 349
Cooled Again by the Evening Breeze 354
Acre after Acre after Acre Explode In the Four Directions 364
Frogs Wait, Birds Wait, Snakes Wait 372
The Wintry Thicket Lifeless 377
Fat White Grub in its Beak 384
Lime-Green Sulphurs Mud-Puddle in the Canyon Dust 389
Gravid Nymph 395
Shiwasu: the moon in which monks scurry from house to house reading the sutras
Under Ice, under Snow, a Gracile Wing 402
Glossary 414
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