Celestial Bodies: Poems

Celestial Bodies: Poems

by Sidney Wade

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Celestial Bodies: Poems by Sidney Wade

This vibrant collection of poems explores the intricate connections between body and soul, between the heart and the world that steadily calls to it. In language that frequently transgresses and sometimes transcends the standards of diction and syntax, Sidney Wade celebrates the language's pleasures and its essential relation to the sensual and spiritual dimensions of an introspective and generally genial sensibility. Handling some of the most venerable of poetic subjects in the freshest of lyric and colloquial expression, Celestial Bodies is a festival of sense and sound, not unmarked by the sadness that underlies and sometimes measures the passages of any honestly examined life.

Sidney Wade is also the author of Green, From Istanbul, and Empty Sleeves. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Southern Review, and other publications. An associate professor English at the University of Florida, she lives in Gainesville.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807128251
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Series: Southern Messenger Poets Ser.
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Heart and Soul1
Wind in the Roses5
Mouth-River6
A Million Galaxies and a Little Song7
Rain Heart8
Engagement9
Divina Rule10
Chin Song11
Un Messaggio per il Corpo12
Little Body Songs13
Blank Studious Form on the Virgin Highway14
At the Movies, Once15
Ideology Stinks, but the Heart Smells Pure16
Plainsong18
Approaching Fifty19
Our Hearts Transcend Us20
Words21
Luna Moth22
Thirteen Moons23
Tickets to the Grand Bizarre29
Dancing at the Bin Bir Gece30
Beyazit31
Chimaera32
Kara Gol34
Out for a Walk35
Ars Longa36
Mirror37
Ink37
Backyard of the Words38
Time Is Money41
Time Sandwich43
Time As Interlocutor44
Time and a Dog44
Celestial Bodies
Night Air, Bokhara47
Ant, Kantharos, Bunch of Grapes48
Narrowness is Pain, says Gurudev49
Beatitudes50
Sundog to Moondog51
True Knowledge College52
Edge53
My Istanbul54
One Petrified Sunday55
Pluteus Petasatus56

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