As If Light Actually Matters: New and Selected Poems

As If Light Actually Matters: New and Selected Poems

by Larry D. Thomas

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ISBN-13: 9781680030259
Publisher: Texas Review Press
Publication date: 01/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

LARRY D. THOMAS, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate and resident to Alpine, Texas, earned his BA in English literature from the University of Houston.  For twenty-five years, until his retirement in 1998, he had a career in social service and adult criminal justice, He is the author of several collections of poetry.

Table of Contents

New Poems

Chiaroscuro 1

Coyanosa 2

On Stationery of Light 3

Deep Woods 4

Lye Soap 5

The Draft 6

Cantaloupes 7

In the Shade of My Neglect 8

Even the Roses Are III 9

Winter Trees 10

Housefly 11

Gecko 12

Bobcat 13

Puma, Cougar, Panther, Mountain Lion 14

Wolf in the Rain 15

Steers in Summer, Lowing 16

The Goatherd's Fingers 17

Munificence 18

Curandero 19

Rudyard's Pub 20

Sleepwalker 21

The Teacher 22

Dark Horse 23

Jewel 24

Pale Horse, Pale Rider 25

Signs 27

Ghosts 28

With a Chest of Wings, Caliban in Blue 29

Our Lady of Guadalupe 30

The Dump 31

Kimbell Art Museum 32

Church, Taos Pueblo 33

Shotguns, 1987 34

The Security Guard 35

The Art Preparators 36

Taos light 37

His Hard Art 38

The Old Man and the Sea 39

Harmonica 40

Piano Tuner 41

From Amazing Grace

"Of Dust Thou Art" 45

The Red Raging Waters 46

String Cadenza 47

Primary Colors 48

Fox Fire 50

The Slough 51

Late Sonata 52

Of Eyes Wondrously Wild 53

Mooring Line 54

Still Water 55

The Light of Mexico 56

From Where Skulls Speak Wind

Wind 59

Antique Shop, After Closing 60

Road Kill 61

A Place in the Sun 62

The Night We Were Gods 63

Bluing 64

Grandmother Thomas 65

Mule Trader 66

The Cisco Kid 67

Jake 68

Alzheimer's 69

From Stark Beauty

The Skull Seller 73

Texas Mountain Laurel 74

Cotton 75

The Vacant Lot 76

Harvest Moon 77

Drovers 78

From the Faraway Nearby 80

Bones 81

Western Artist 82

From The Fraternity of Oblivion

Rite 85

A Brother 86

The Tribe 87

They Left His Face 88

Procession 89

The Black Hearts 90

At Perfect Ease 91

The Virtuosa 92

A Pierced Ear 93

From Tarry D. Thomas: TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series

In the Voodoo Lounge 97

Twin Spinsters in Blue 98

The Laws of His Kind 99

In the Nacreous Hours 100

Bach 101

Flaking the Slate Gravestones 102

French Quarter 103

The Dragonfly 104

Crow with Red Sky 105

Minotaur 106

From The Skin of Light

The Winter Sky 109

Gibbous Moon 110

As If 111

Dying Vulture at Sundown 112

The Crow 113

Sparrow Egg 115

Mayflies 116

Apache Child 117

Hot Pink, Day-Glo Chartreuse, and Electric Blue 119

Stained Glass 120

The Miners 121

Black-on-Black 122

From A Murder of Crows

The Sparrow 125

Starlings 126

Driftwood Gull 127

Hawks 128

Raptor 129

Raven Is His Favorite Verb 130

Crow 131

Both the Proposition and the Proof 132

Caged Crow 133

Old Crow 134

He's the Dark Mercury 135

Crows in the Rain 136

Unabridged 137

The Pure, White Crow 138

Were I a Crow 139

From Uncle Ernest

The Worshipers 143

Stained Overalls 144

In His Dream 145

White Plastic Knives 146

Windowsill 147

Deep Blues 148

Blue Moon 149

The Faded Snapshot 150

Warm Eggs 151

The Folding Wings 152

From The Lobsterman's Dream (Poems of the Coast of Maine)

The Ocean 155

Monhegan Island 156

Dory 157

Scrimshaw 158

The Warning 159

The Lobster 160

The Lobsterman's Dream 161

The Lighthouse Keepers 162

Mainers 163

Tide Pool Touch Tank 164

From Chapbooks: The Circus; Plain Pine; Fire Lavender Minutes of an Afternoon; and The Red, Candlelit Darkness (complete)

The Circus

The House of Mirrors 167

The Clown 168

The Elephant Man 169

The Fat Lady 170

Hermaphrodite 171

Siamese Twins 172

Plain Pine

Cool Water 173

The Dark Child 174

Plain Pine 175

The Big, Red Rooster 176

Her Untowelled Woods 177

Five Lavender Minutes of an-Afternoon

"Mama Sug" 178

Five Lavender Minutes of an Afternoon 179

Baby Horny Frogs (Texas Horned Lizards) 181

Lake Balmorhea (far West Texas) 182

The Red, Candlelit Darkness (Chisos Mining Company, Early 1900s, Terlingua, Texas)

I Silver Pesos 183

Candy and Blue Denim

The Warning

Little Rivers

The Bruja

Rawhide Buckets 185

The Miracle

The Faces

Like the Hands of Bronze-fleshed Clocks

The Burning

III The Dazzling Burro 188

The Mouths

Red

The Sounds of Devils

The Screams

About the Author 193

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