Realm of the Possible

Realm of the Possible

by Sharon Dolin


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ISBN-13: 9781884800573
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication date: 12/03/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

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Little no-name beach I return to four years later with you has a name and water as blue as the finest ultramarine of the painters of the cinquecento (that's where it all gathers and remains) as in the sky to lose myself if not for you who waits at the shore reading- Panama hat on head: my personal steeple my true north my great fish of the air

Table of Contents

Life Is Not What You
Japanese Beatles
Realm of the Possible
Roman Punch
Filene's Basement
The Dance
Forms of Mastery
Verona at Dusk
The Problem of Desertion
Summer's Pitcher
Final Labor
On the Unmiraculous
The Apology
Mortal Love
The Scapegoat
Firenze Dream
Blue Dutch Tin
Broken Chair
The Bat
Past the Allowable Limit of Grief
Opening the Scroll
Spring Rites
Climbing Mount Sinai
Believers in Mercy
My Soul's Wardrobe
Osgood Pond
Krupp's Walk
Thr Naturalist Declares Her Ignorance
The Seagull
On Reading Amichai's "Open Closed Open" While Suckling Samuel
The Shadow
Musing on a Bruise
Come Back
The White Line

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Jane Hirshfield

“Far-traveling in both interior and outer realms, Sharon Dolin’s poetry ranges from the exploration of love, loss, and mourning to the unexpected kinships of New York daily life to the spiritual celebration of new motherhood. Realm of the Possible is a book of hard-won recognitions and sensuous praises, precise, moving and replete with a life spoken full, a world given name in all its parts.”

Eavan Boland

“At one level, these poems provide the rich, patient narrative of a tapestry: Here is a woman weeping on the subway. Here are jeans hanging in the light and air of a foreign city. Here are chairs, coffee-cups, fountains, and roasted almonds. But the strength of this book is that, in poem after poem, the tapestry changes to a living, hurtful theatre: the poems keep breaking their won elegant surface to reveal the shadows of loss and memory and fear. These fine poems pull the reader in—enchanting disturbing, and consoling, all at the same time.”

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