Only So Far

Only So Far

by Robert Cording

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Only So Far by Robert Cording

In Only So Far, Cording’s poetry vacillates between complaint and praise, lamenting and loving our “sowre-sweet dayes” as George Herbert’s poem “Bittersweet” puts it. Behind the book lies the story of the Promised Land that Moses never quite reaches, and those “little daily miracles” that Virginia Woolf says stand in as a kind of recompense for the “great revelation” that never does come.

Poets and poetry readers will embrace Cording’s eighth book of poems. His work is of interest to librarians and ministers in seminary programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933880495
Publisher: Cavankerry Press
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

ROBERT CORDING teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross where he is Professor of English and Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published seven collections of poems: Life-list (Ohio State University Press/Journal award, 1987); What Binds Us to This World (Copper Beech Press, 1991); Heavy Grace, (Alice James, l996); Against Consolation (CavanKerry, 2002); Common Life, (CavanKerry, 2006); Walking with Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010); and A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013).

Table of Contents

Kafka's Fence
I.
Homeward
Winter Evenings in Florida
Still Listening
Amnesty
Belated Elegy, January 1, 2011
Like a Dream
1964
December 17, 1831
Buying a TV
Watching Cranes, I Think of Camus
The Restorer
Mid-Winter, Florida
II.
"Essence"
Bede's Sparrow
Angel
Childhood Room
Words
Last Day
Annunciation
Realometer
Studio
A Beginning
Evolution
Indian Pipe
Sunset Time in Florida
Fall Cleaning, Windows Mostly
Elegy for an Idea
III.
The Field
Pelicans
Arrival of the Gods
A Christmas Story
A Dog's Nose
After Love
Mint
Reconfigurings
Night Walk
Ox-Pull Contest
Composition in B Flat for Alligator
Piano
In It
Mid-Winter Emerson
Massachusetts Audubon Chart No. 1, 1898
No-Name Pond
Acknowledgements

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