An Honest Day's Prayer

An Honest Day's Prayer

by Nathan Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997643633
Publisher: Mezcalita Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/09/2017
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet currently living in Wimberley, Texas.

He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and taught there for over fifteen years. He also served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013 and 2014.

Nathan has published roughly fifteen books. Among them is Don't Try, a collection of poems co-written with songwriter and Austin Music Hall-of-Famer, Jon Dee Graham. His Oklahoma Poems anthology was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. His earlier book, Two Tables Over, won the 2009 Oklahoma Book Award. He has also released several CDs of original music.

For more, go to: brownlines.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ... ... ix

What the River Says ... ... 3

Just Now ... ... 4

Cows, Sheep, and Goats ... ... 6

No Small Thing ... ... 8

Just Enough ... ... 10

Solid Stillness ... ... 12

Shiny Things ... ... 15

Sad Angels ... ... 16

Velvet Stains ... ... 18

Caffeine Dreams ... ... 20

Goldsmith ... ... 23

Her Sun Rises in the Yeast ... ... 24

Tables Turned ... ... 26

After the Math ... ... 28

The Enlisted ... ... 30

Furry Gurus ... ... 32

Almost Angels ... ... 34

Bad Notes, Broken Strings ... ... 36

Little Things That Count ... ... 37

Lyrical Sages ... ... 38

The It and the All ... ... 40

Faerie on Fire ... ... 43

The Trees for the Forest ... ... 44

Funny, Hoppy ... ... 45

An Example ... ... 46

Victuals ... ... 48

Embarrassment of Riches ... ... 49

The Reason ... ... 50

Every Thing ... ... 52

Cold Feet ... ... 54

Remains ... ... 55

Sugar with My Coffee ... ... 56

No Particular ... ... 58

Keeping the Sabbath ... ... 59

Mother Lode ... ... 60

Otherwheres ... ... 62

Something Gained ... ... 64

Holy Guacamole ... ... 65

Red-ish ... ... 66

Proactors ... ... 67

Our Girl ... ... 68

Happy ... ... 70

The Return ... ... 72

Lost, Then Found ... ... 74

Strong Shoulders ... ... 76

In and Out of Time ... ... 77

Baked Goods ... ... 78

Blood and Wine ... ... 80

Chocolates and Yeses ... ... 81

The Keys to the Kingdom ... ... 82

Four Tires and Two-lanes ... ... 84

Days and Times ... ... 86

Our Options ... ... 88

Mimosa ... ... 90

No Doubt ... ... 91

The Ghosts in the Maples ... ... 92

Bless Their Hearts ... ... 94

My Lord’s Prayer ... ... 96

For the Irony ... ... 102

Odes and Oats ... ... 103

Something Happened ... ... 104

The Desert ... ... 106

Miracle Fruit ... ... 108

But, ... ... 110

Good Grub, Dirty Hands ... ...111

Our Daily Release ... ... 112

One More for the Road ... ... 113

Riding Tornados to the Moon ... ... 114

Earthbound ... ... 116

Are You Sure? ... ... 118

Beaucoup ... ... 119

Meeting Our Needs ... ... 120

Peaks and Prayers ... ... 122

Scratch That Back ... ... 123

Go Big, or Go Home ... ... 124

Shepherd of the Hills ... ... 125

All Yours ... ... 126

Four, or More ... ... 128

Almost There ... ... 129

Just Fine, Thanks ... ... 130

Gone Wrong ... ... 132

Oh Well ... ... 134

Those Times ... ... 135

The Haves and Have Nots ... ... 136

What They Know ... ... 137

The Greatest Need ... ... 138

The Better Days ... ... 139

Every Little Thing ... ... 142

Now More Than Ever ... ... 146

Among the Silence ... ... 149

Author Bio ... ... 153

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