The Unicorn and Other Poems

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In the timeless classic Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh's meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment have enlightened and offered solace to millions of readers. The book strikes a resonant chord with so many because Mrs. Lindbergh is essentially a poet, giving moving and memorable form to the problems that beset the human heart. Wrought with the same restful lyricism and enduring themes that have captivated her prose readers, The Unicorn and Other Poems brings together a representative collection of Mrs. Lindbergh's poetry. Here is her poet's response to the great adventure of life: to love and death, to the joy of flight, to art and nature and the sweep of time. Anne Morrow Lindbergh looks at herself and at the people and things around her with sensitivity, simplicity, and directness. Each experience is distilled to its essence, probed to its depth, and expressed with the grace and elegance for which she is admired the world over.

"...Lindbergh's poems are a joy for their clarity and restraint and for the feeling which so swiftly flows from the word to the listener."--Atlantic Monthly

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  • ISBN-13: 9780394718224
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1972
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

The Man and the Child 3
Alms 4
The Little Mermaid 5
Even - 7
Two Citadels 9
A Leaf, a Flower, and a Stone 10
Interior Tree 12
A Final Cry 15
No Angels 17
Elegy Under the Stars 19
Testament 20
Presence 21
Mountain 22
All Saint's Day 24
Second Sowing 26
"Closing In" 29
Security 30
Dogwood 32
No Harvest Ripening 34
The Stone 36
Pilgrim 38
Saint for Our Time 39
The Unicorn in Captivity 45
Space 55
Winter Tree 56
Pas de deux - Winter 59
Ascent 60
Flight of Birds 64
Back to the Islands 66
Presentiment 71
Within the Wave 72
Family Album 73
Broken Shell 76
Revisitation 77
Bare Tree 80
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