Terrestrials

Terrestrials

by Eric Nelson
     
 


The recurring images of rising and falling, escape and recovery, spiritual aspiration, and physical decline provide the unifying metaphors of this collection. These poems celebrate the endurance and mourn the fragility of "the truths of this world," especially regarding the family, the body, and the realities of nature. At the same time, they express the yearning… See more details below

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The recurring images of rising and falling, escape and recovery, spiritual aspiration, and physical decline provide the unifying metaphors of this collection. These poems celebrate the endurance and mourn the fragility of "the truths of this world," especially regarding the family, the body, and the realities of nature. At the same time, they express the yearning for, and the elusiveness of, the life of the spirit—"gorgeous beyond sexuality."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881515654
Publisher:
Texas Review Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.24(d)

Meet the Author


ERIC NELSON currently teaches in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. He is the author of three other collections of poems: The Interpretation of Waking Life, The Light Bringers, and On Call.

Table of Contents

The garden of Emma : the walk11
The garden of Emma : justice12
The garden of Emma : truth13
The garden of Emma : beauty14
The garden of Emma : estate sale15
The garden of Emma : the remains16
The garden of Emma : the garden of Emma17
Earth day18
Saving losses19
In memory of money20
Fitting21
What anyone could do22
Turtles23
Family in the river24
Rising and falling29
Rockets30
The terminal31
Herons32
Man of letters33
The dream reels34
The looters36
Recovery37
The reptile house38
A mind of summer39
Stilts41
Tibet yet here42
Art of the Middle Ages47
By fire48
Boys and nature50
Terrestrials51
Pearls53
The promise54
Prisoners at the park55
The flying map57
Woman absorbed in an orange58
Spring again59
Gardenias60
The black house63
Triumph64
Against green66
The stubbornness of farms67
The difficult name68
The vision center69
The navigator70
Gifts72
Elegy of J. D. D. Duncan, undertaker73
The badge74
Art75
Love birds76

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