The Salt Hour: Poems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252026362
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: National Poetry Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Boy at the Bow of a Sailboat 3
Three Sisters on Rough Water, 1959 4
Lobster Boy 5
Up High in a Bosun Chair 8
Erie Squall 9
Breakwall Cats 11
Family Reunion 13
Night Crossing to the Bahamas 15
Barracuda in the Wreck 17
Colette's Last Cat 21
Two Mosquitoes in the Blue Smoke Light 23
Red 24
The Mole's Dream 26
The Horse Thief 28
Kingfisher 32
Arapaima 34
Sea Lion 36
One Tory Tells the Story of the Red-Tufted Crane's Return 38
Stone Soup 40
Elephant Land 41
Thinking of the Turtle as a Sexual Traveler 42
Death of a Ballerina in the Sea of Cortez 44
Sugar 49
On the Guagua at Dawn 51
Island Vacation 52
The Pink Guitar 54
Concerning the Angel at 5th & 53rd 55
History & Eternity 56
What I Said to Him in a Dream as He Eyed the Hanging Beam 58
April at the Mouth of the Russian River 60
Smoke 62
The Tree below the Sidewalk Burns 64
The Red Camellia 66
Cold Beer 68
The Drunken Poet Holds Court 69
The Effigy of John Donne 70
Evening with a Hungarian Poet 71
Reading Tu Fu, 1244 Years after He Failed to Secure an Official Scholar's Post 72
Living among Women 73
My Old Sailors on the Graveyard Watch 76
On a Day like This 77
The Bomb 81
121 Waverly Place 83
The Black Madonna 86
Essay on Leaves 87
Apple Trees in the Black Forest 90
On the Night Train to Nizhni 93
Lady Franklin Writes to Her Husband 15 Years Gone into the Ice 94
To the Black Sailor in Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream 96
After Reading Jeffers's Original Sin 97
Bell Tower in Santorini 98
Russian Daughter 100
The Palette of Eternity 102
The Answer Seemed Imminent 103
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