A Word in My Mouth

A Word in My Mouth

by Robert Cording

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Overview

About the Contributor(s):
Robert Cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published six collections of poems: Life-List, which won the Ohio State University Press/Journal award (1987); What Binds Us to This World (1991); Heavy Grace (1996); Against Consolation (2002); Common Life (2006); and his newest, Walking With Ruskin (2010).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620329658
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Series: The Poiema Poetry Series
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published six collections of poems: Life-List, which won the Ohio State University Press/Journal award (1987); What Binds Us to This World (1991); Heavy Grace (1996); Against Consolation (2002); Common Life (2006); and his newest, Walking With Ruskin (2010).

Table of Contents

To My Soul 1

From Life-List (1987) 3

Christmas, 1954 5

A Boy Adds Black Vultures To His Life-list 6

The Horses 8

Another Illustration 11

Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: Appropriations 13

Exterior View with Goldfinch 15

From What Binds Us To This World (1991) 17

All Souls' Morning 19

Clonmacnois: A Short History 21

After Dante 23

Noli Me Tangere: San Marco, Florence 25

Piero Delia Francesca: The Flagellation 26

September 3 28

Circles 30

Hurricane 33

Rock of Ages 37

Niagara Falls 38

Going to Sea in a Sieve 42

From Heavy Grace (1996) 45

Cardinal 47

For Rex Brasher, Painter of Birds 49

Washing the Body 55

After the Funeral 56

The Cup 58

The Mouth of Grief 59

Unfinished Sampler 61

Good Friday 63

Reading Emerson 65

Instinct 67

Pilgrimage 69

Glosses 70

From Against Consolation (2001) 73

Self-Portrait 75

Questions 76

Nests 77

Gift 79

Against Consolation 81

Gratitude 84

Kafka and the Rabbi of Belz 86

Moths 88

Sam Cooke: Touch the Hem of His Garment 90

Pause 92

From Common Life (2006) 95

A Prayer to Adam 97

Luther and the Devil 98

Peregrine Falcon, New York City 100

Yard Sale 102

Visitations 104

Sanctuary 106

Hummingbird Annunciation 108

Rosary Bead, Netherlands, c. 1500 110

Parable of the Moth 112

Talking Through a Storm 113

Christmas Soccer Game, 1915 118

My Uncles Parrot 120

Lenten Stanzas 122

Contents

Skellig Michael 125

Advent Stanzas 129

Sullenness 134

Sacraments 136

Ode to Ordinariness 137

Pigeon Man 139

Lord God Bird 141

Common Life 143

Pentecost in Little Falls, New Jersey 144

Ears of the Heart 147

The Weeper 149

From Walking with Ruskin (2011) 151

Dangling 153

Thirty-Second Concert 154

Czeslaw Milosz's Glasses 156

Reading George Herbert 159

Erasure 161

Shame 162

Sparrows 164

Four Prayers 166

Why I Live Here 170

My Neighbor s Mailbox 172

Last Things 174

Luna Moths 176

Gift 178

In Between 181

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