Still Life in Milford: Poems

Still Life in Milford: Poems

by Thomas Lynch
Still Life in Milford: Poems

Still Life in Milford: Poems

by Thomas Lynch

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Overview

A collection of poems by the highly acclaimed author of The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, a National Book Award finalist.

In Still Life in Milford Thomas Lynch tenders poems on life and death, history and memory, the local and the larger geographies. "[Thomas Lynch's] poems . . . are as stark and graceful as geese lifting off backwater. The poems trace from the rural midwest to London and County Clare, a quiet elegy of loss and testament. But then Lynch is by trade a mortician, and by craft a bard."—Amazon.com "[Lynch] evinces a steady wisdom drawn from years of passionate attention to daily experience."—Seattle Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393319736
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 555,635
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas Lynch’s stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, Harper’s, the New York Times, and elsewhere. His first collection of essays, The Undertaking, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Lynch lives in Milford, Michigan.

Table of Contents

I
Art History, Chicago19
Attende Domine21
Vigil22
Pange Lingua23
Late April24
Inviolata25
Green Bananas26
Panis Angelicus27
No Prisoners28
O Gloriosa Virginum31
Month's Mind32
Parce Domine33
Casablanca34
Veni Creator Spiritus35
Rhododendrons36
Adoro Te Devote37
Kisses38
In Paradisum39
The Hammock40
II
Liberty45
Argyle's Ejaculations47
Argyle in Carrigaholt48
Argyle's Retreat49
Argyle's Dream of the Churchdove50
Argyle's Return to the Holy Island51
The Moveen Notebook52
An Evening Walk to the Sea by Friesians65
Bishop's Island67
Report from Ballylee to the Dead Master68
Byzance70
Aisling71
Moyarta73
Rentals Ledger74
The Old Operating Theatre, London, All Souls Night75
St. James' Park Epistle77
III
A Rhetoric upon Brother Michael's Rhetoric upon the Window93
Loneliest of Trees, The Winter Oak95
One of Jack's96
Life as We Knew It98
Bells and Whistles99
Heavenward100
West Highland101
November103
Tongue and Groove104
She Instructs the Brethren on the Laws of Love105
The Lives of Women106
That Scream if You Ever Hear It107
Nuptials109
The Riddance110
Tommy112
Russ113
There There114
Antilles115
These Things Happen in the Lives of Women116
Grimalkin117
How It's Done Here120
Iambs for the Day of Burial121
At the Opening of Oak Grove Cemetery Bridge122
The Nines125
Maura126
In the Garden127
Bird Fishing129
Aubade130
Local Obits131
Couplets132
Still Life in Milford--Oil on Canvas134
Notes137
About the Author139
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