Star Quilt: Poems

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Star Quilt

These are notes to lightning in my bedroom.
A star ...

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Overview

Star Quilt

These are notes to lightning in my bedroom.
A star forged from linen thread and patches.
Purple, yellow, red like diamond suckers, children

of the star gleam on sweaty nights. The quilt unfolds
against sheets, moving, warm clouds of Chinook.
It covers my cuts, my red birch clusters under pine.

Under it your mouth begins a legend,
and wide as the plain, I hope Wisconsin marshes
promise your caress. The candle locks

us in forest smells, your cheek tattered
by shadow. Sweetened by wings, my mothlike heart
flies nightly among geraniums.

We know of land that looks lonely,
but isn't, of beef with hides of velveteen,
of sorrow, an eddy in blood.

Star quilt, sewn from dawn light by fingers
of flint, take away those touches
meant for noisier skins,

annoint us with grass and twilight air,
so we may embrace, two bitter roots
pushing back into the dust.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930100964
  • Publisher: Holy Cow! Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Star Quilt 1
Direction 5
Lines for Marking Time 7
Midnight on Front Street 8
Underground Water 9
Currents 11
Leap in the Dark 13
In the Longhouse, Oneida Museum 16
Elegy for Jim White 18
Nett Lake, Minnesota 20
A Nation Wrapped in Stone 25
Reaching Yellow River 26
Overcast Dawn 29
Beginning the Year at Rosebud, S.D. 30
Winter Burn 31
Midwinter Stars 33
Horses in Snow 35
Song for Facing Winter 37
The White Land 39
I'uni Kwi Athi? Hiatho 40
The Recognition 43
Steps 44
An Old Man's Round for Geese 46
Blue Mountain 47
The Old Woman in a Shoo 48
Falling Moon 49
Scraps Worth of Wind 51
Seal at Stinson Beach 53
For Heather, Entering Kindergarten 54
Variations for Two Voices 55
Minor Invasions 57
Love, The Final Healer 58
Music for Two Guitars 63
A Song for What Never Arrives 64
Reaching New Town, N.D. 65
Dream of Rebirth 66
Patterns 67
Climbing Gannett 69
Made of Mist 71
Mother 72
Woman Seed Player 74
Lynn Point Trail 76
Glossary 79
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