From the Meadow: Selected and New Poems

From the Meadow: Selected and New Poems

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Overview

For nearly five decades, readers have been enchanted by Peter Everwine's calmly dazzling poems. He's never been a writer clearly aligned with any single school or style, yet adherents of all schools and styles admire his graceful turns of phrase and intense vision. From the Meadow features a group of new works, along with selections from four previous collections. The poems, which include Everwine's deft translations from Hebrew and interpretations from Nahuatl, vibrate with the intensity of small truths distilled to their very essences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822958444
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/04/2004
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

The Conditionxi
I
How It Is3
Back from the Fields4
Dorothy5
Old Woman's Song6
At the Playground, Singing for Psychiatric Outpatients7
The Brother9
Drinking Cold Water10
Gray Poem12
The Marsh, New Year's Day14
The Coat15
II
Living by Water19
The Heavy Angel20
To Tlaloc of the Rain21
Home from Duck Marsh22
Hymn to the Sacred Birds23
Collecting the Animals25
Learning to Speak27
Perhaps It's as You Say28
The Gift29
III
It Was Autumn33
Routes34
The Burden of Decision36
Going37
We Meet in the Lives of Animals38
The Fish/Lago Chapala40
Thus He Left42
Counting43
How to Handle It44
Desire45
Late Hour46
IV
In Torino49
The Dinner50
Perosa Canavese51
Sorting the Tools57
Distance59
Night Letters60
Failure65
Night66
This World Awakes to Silence67
V
Speaking of Accidents71
On Modern Travel73
From Station to Station75
Three Poems Never Written76
A Short Novel78
Poem for Two Voices79
VI
First Star83
In the Last Days84
Nocturnal Self-Portrait85
I Dreamt86
A Story87
A Portrait88
Elegiac Fragments89
Poem Beginning with a Line from Leonardo Sinisgalli92
Lullaby93
From the Meadow94
The Heart95
Notes97
Acknowledgments99

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