Where They Left You for Dead; Halfway Home

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Where They Left You for Dead is a series of thirty-eight poems written to the poet's lifetime companion who suffers chronic pain. In them, author Margaret Randall looks honestly at the ways in which pain claims its own space in a relationship, and how deeply committed partners can make choices that lead to acceptance and transcendence rather than frustration or denial. In the second part of the book, Halfway Home, Randall turns her attention to her own process of aging, replete with astonishment, humor, and ...
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Overview

Where They Left You for Dead is a series of thirty-eight poems written to the poet's lifetime companion who suffers chronic pain. In them, author Margaret Randall looks honestly at the ways in which pain claims its own space in a relationship, and how deeply committed partners can make choices that lead to acceptance and transcendence rather than frustration or denial. In the second part of the book, Halfway Home, Randall turns her attention to her own process of aging, replete with astonishment, humor, and gratitude. Together these "books within a book" weave a contrapuntal tapestry of search and retrieval, question and possible answers, awareness and joy. There is nothing predictable about this work. Randall's world is always larger than the immediate problem to be solved, so many of these poems also reach out to embrace the global questions that concern us all: memory, injustice in all its forms, and women's place within the human whole. But the poems are, first and foremost, poetry, in which Randall makes the connections we often fail to see because they are so intimately and integrally a part of our lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931223065
  • Publisher: Edgework Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Where They Left You for Dead
Acknowledgments vi
Note vii
For the pain 1
There is a river 2
You say you are 3
If I could I would 4
In this time of plague 5
But I write 6
Time changes 7
I am losing 8
You read these poems 9
How could I live 10
The symptoms 11
You speak and I 12
Our bodies 13
The death of fear 14
Montana, the monkey-faced spider 15
Every day 16
We are still all right 17
Today I will climb 18
When I look from one perpendicular 19
When you are broken 20
I write as you hurt 21
Once our voices 22
The terrible visitor 23
The robin who spoke to me 24
Our anniversary 25
Years of pain 26
The past is 27
Alone in the stormy 28
Now your illness has a name, a seal 29
Light is what floods me 30
Take a body 31
Down Mexico's Caribbean coast 32
Two clocks are placed 33
October gray is lit 34
Xamanha, Xcaret, Chakalal, the promise 35
More ax than shepherd's staff 36
This child, thumping his way 37
Androgynous and very beautiful 38
Halfway Home
The body embraces 41
I live in this shell 42
Tough petals sustained 45
If they talk about age 47
More intensely who you were 48
Halfway home 50
Somewhere past 52
Do you still do it 54
Words fall away 56
Educated to measure 57
No spandex 59
Angelita, little angel 61
Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 62
Even sexy 65
What fails 67
Patience pulls her long skirts 68
What is age 69
The unburied, the missing 71
Early we are 73
I remember standing 75
Doctrine 76
My belly isn't 78
He yells at her 79
These years have carved 83
The sentence slows 85
I am not a Christian 87
Latecomer to the information age 89
Time changes 91
Three years 92
Along Montevideo's coastal strip 94
Finding an easy stride 97
Genome 99
At every switchback on the trail 101
Last Poem 102
Endnotes 103
About EdgeWork 105
About Margaret Randall 107
Colophon 109
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