Three Irish Poets

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857546835
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,435,021
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Lullaby 5
The Pattern 6
Child Burial 9
The Dark Twin 10
Well 12
My Father Perceived as a Vision of St. Francis 12
Hearth 14
Night Walk 14
Man Sleeping 15
Full Moon 15
On the Warpath 16
Would you jump into my grave as quick? 16
Folktale 17
Blessing 17
Home 18
Dharmakaya 19
The View from Under the Table 20
Take a breath. Hold it. Let it go 21
Ectopic 22
The Bog of Moods 23
Virgin 24
Mother 25
Whore 26
It Is All I Ever Wanted 27
Desire Path 28
Stood Up 29
Pyrolatry 29
Stink Bomb 30
Mistle Thrush 30
Sudden Rain 31
Malice Aforethought 31
The Tantric Master 32
A Woman's Right to Silence 33
Credo 39
Hormones 40
The Spiralling Song 41
Tribute 42
The Shape of Saying 42
Cornered 43
Porpoises 44
Tracing 45
Canvas Currach 46
The Annunciation 47
Song of the Wise Woman 48
The Otter Woman 48
Couplets 50
The Wound 51
Interior 52
A Touch of Sass 53
Meditation on the Long Walk 53
The Dark House 54
These Are Not Sweet Girls 55
Captain Roque 57
The Loose Alexandrines 57
Anubis in Oghery 58
Ceres in Caherlistrane 59
In the Name of God and of the Dead Generations 60
The Joiner's Bench 62
The Poet's Lover Names her Price 62
The Boning Hall 64
The Wineapple 64
Prescribing the Pill 66
Welsh Pastoral 67
The Man of Aran 68
Billie 69
Pegeen Mike's Farewell to the Playboy 69
The Art of House Maintenance 70
Autumn 71
Winter 72
Athene's Song 79
The War Horse 80
Night Feed 81
Mise Eire 82
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth 83
The Emigrant Irish 86
The Journey 86
The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me 89
The Achill Woman 90
That the Science of Cartography is Limited 92
Lava Cameo 93
Love 94
The Pomegranate 95
Anna Liffey 97
The Dolls' Museum in Dublin 103
The Blossom 104
Formal Feeling 105
Mother Ireland 107
The Necessity for Irony 108
Thanked be Fortune 109
How We Made a New Art on Old Ground 110
Quarantine 111
Irish Poetry 112
Select Bibliography 113
Index of First Lines 115
Index of Titles 118
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