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1941209963
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9781941209967
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May Darkness Restore

May Darkness Restore

by Sean Sexton

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Overview

Cowboy poet Sean Sexton’s May Darkness Restore “is a glorious book—Sexton's generous, unerring artist's eye finds extraordinary beauty in the often difficult everyday facts in the life of a third-generation Florida cattle rancher. He glories in the magic and alchemy of language and turns words and phrases like ‘Rhizobium leguminosarum’ and ‘raggedy-assed tractor’ into pure poetry. This book celebrates the beauties of generation, death, rebirth and love, and offers us all a share of truly redemptive grace.” —Sidney Wade, author of Bird Book: Poems



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ISBN-13: 9781941209967
Publisher: Press 53
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Weeks of Calves

Environmental Audit

Environmental Audit

The Prosperous Year

The Jubilant Calf

How Vultures Eat a Cow

Moon Hens

Lowly Estate

Loss

The Unseasonable Year

Physiology of Bovine Reproduction

Calving Season in the Tropics

Things Found Caught in the Fence

Resurrection Fern

Landings

Coyote’s Work

Weaning Song

Planting Aeschynomene Seed

Nest Eggs

Disparate

Query

Boy or Girl

On the Peter Pan Bus Between Boston and New York

Elko

Meditation on Dutch Boy General Purpose Paste Flux

Sunrise, Moonset at 30,000 Ft.

Disparate

The Last Hard Parts

Above Portland

I Thought

Sketches of Georgia, 70 MPH

Over the West in Flight

From a Café Window—8 AM, Washington, DC

11:30 PM [After Listening to Brahms 1st Piano Concerto at the Neighbor’s]

A Judgment

Sunday Evening Lament

Out-of-Season Calves

Early Hour

The Barren Heifer

Mud

The Empty Tomb

Not

A Judgment

Old Fence Posts

The Beekeeper

You Got Your Pocket Knife on You?

Flint of Being

Last of the Calves

Transformation

The Leftover Cow

Cow Landays

Stepping between the Strands

On the Path

For Tommy and Sally Jan

Stepping between the Strands

Descent

Dealing with a Fire-Breathing Dragon

Fence

Scraping an Old Palette

Elsewhere

Vision

Early Morning Sunrise

Motherlode

After Wang Wei

May Darkness Restore

Stay

Day’s Work

Legions

Shirts

Three Dried Lemons

In the Hospita

May Darkness Restore

To Love a Woman

Questions

Uses of Lie and Lay and the 5:30 AM Friday Incident

The Way

The Ugly Bull

Bonnie’s Poem

The Last Load

Anniversary

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