Pails Scrubbed Silver: Poems

Pails Scrubbed Silver: Poems

by Sandra Duguid



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878396443
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Sandra R. Duguid was born and raised in rural western New York, outside Batavia, and some of her poems derive from that rural setting. She received a B.A. from Houghton College. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Buffalo, where she wrote her dissertation on the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe. She has taught literature, composition, and creative writing at colleges in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She was Assistant Director of the Academic Support Center at Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey, managing the Writing Center for seven years. She retired in summer, 2010, to devote more time to writing. She was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was invited to read her poetry in a Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. She has also read her poems in colleges, several reading series in New Jersey, and in bookstores. One of her poems received honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, sponsored by Passaic County Community College, and her poem “Road to Emmaus” received a prize in a contest sponsored by Calvin College. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Henry Gerstman.

Table of Contents

I Can You Imagine 3

The Primitive Portrait Painter Addresses Her Daughter 4

A Genre Painting 5

Trek 6

Property 7

Stories from the Southern Tier 8

Miss Weld 9

Spaulding's 11

The Discovery 13

Summons 14

Bookcase 15

May Third 18

Tapestry 19

II The Giraffe 23

A Guide Leads a Tour of the Plantation House in Barbados, Built in 1650 24

The Pledge 27

Where We Lived 28

Musings from the Road 29

Road to Emmaus 30

III Arrival 33

At Christ's Birth 34

The Forerunner 35

Memorials 37

To Christ's Colt 38

Good Friday Night, Covering the Pansies 39

Angelus 40

Lord, Let Light 41

A Bee 42

Trying to Help the Feisty Young Music Teacher Vest Junior Choir, Palm Sunday 43

This Christmas 44

IV Conundrum 47

Dream 48

Role of Nonsense 49

Leaving Work, I Spot a Deer Crossing Dominican Drive 50

In Sydney Mount's Painting, Named The Painter's Triumph 51

Reading a Student's Paper 52

Redeemed Afternoon 53

Visiting My Elder Sister, Carol Western New York, Rhubarb Time 54

Energy Flow 55

Captain's Chair 56

This Is the Picture of Mother on the Path Between Our House and Store 57

End of a Job 58

V Nineteenth-Century Dream 61

Sampler 62

Here in Hinckley, Ohio 64

Inland, Lancaster County 65

Hat 66

First Cousins 67

The Occurrence (Almost) 69

The Usual 70

One Early Morning Commuter Bus Ride I'm Unable to Find a Desired Seat, Alone 73

Poetic Justice/Strip Mall 74

Dishes in the Sink 75

Sale: Mattress and Box Springs 76

Stage of Life 77

Loveliest of Cacti 78

Just to See Alice 79

Be 80

Phone Connection 81

Why Forrest K. Moses Didn't Enjoy Painting on Pottery, Though He Did It for Family and Friends 82

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