In the Margins: A Book of Poems

In the Margins: A Book of Poems

by Gary K. Olson

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In the Margins: A Book of Poems by Gary K. Olson

In this new book of poetry, Gary K. Olson's keen observations of life's intimate moments, large and small, come to life with wit and emotional grace. These poems open up the deep issues of life and the beauty of the natural world with startling simplicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990807360
Publisher: Huff Publishing Associates
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

A dream xii

In the margins… of experience

In the seams 3

Old cops 4

I like 5

Grand-daughter at five 6

Sixty-four 7

Strung along 8

A too early winter 9

Going south 10

March spring 11

A slow walk near white ash lake 12

Air force academy chapel 13

Distractions 14

Brownout (at the Institute of Arts) 16

At the mall 18

Leadership 19

Complicit 20

Simple pleasure 21

Band of life 22

Saw two angels 24

The anniversary 25

Old picture 26

A thin place 28

In the margins… of awareness

Something calls 33

To an introvert 34

Writing 35

Oaks 36

University 37

Winter's promise 38

Spring leaves 39

Peanut butter 40

Awards ceremony 41

Good sport? 42

Inflation 43

Exclamation 44

The 25th reunion (thanks to Ray Anderson) 45

Cleaning out 46

Grounded 48

Mulch 49

Cloud 50

In the margins … of relationship

Taken seriously 53

Lost 54

To mom 56

Arrhythmic 59

Dad's ashes 1 62

Dad's ashes 2 64

Sometimes i see his eyes 66

Hay creek 68

Old guys in a boat 70

Mother and daughter 71

Tying the knot 72

With trembling hands 73

Grandson 74

Maple leaves 75

We cut… 76

He lost… 77

Type "a" personality 78

It lingers 80

Getting the words right (a hospital visit) 81

Fishing 82

Neal 84

Admissions 86

In memoriam 88

Barrier 90

In the margins … of understanding

Gratitude 93

Tracking 94

Life is 96

Thatch 97

Guilt is 98

Maybe foolishness 99

Applause 100

A humble reminder 102

Integrity 103

Spaces 104

Liminal experience 106

In the library 107

Camping 108

The season ends 109

Are we … 110

What if? 111

When things were looking up 112

Mary 113

Lacunae 114

The news (upon hearing of a son's drowning) 116

Anecdotal 117

So … 120

In the margins … of hope

Love's labor 123

A parable (a teaching moment with Gerhard Frost) 124

Soldier's apocalypse Lynn Henry Davis, Navy & Army 125

Beyond the bend 126

Last moment 128

Teacher 129

Love wakes 130

Attraction Luke 2:15 133

Funeral 134

Light John 1:5 136

Easter 137

Ru'ach 138

Nerstrand woods 139

Dawn 140

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