The Analyst: Poems

The Analyst: Poems

by Molly Peacock


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The Analyst: Poems by Molly Peacock

“Whatever the subject, rich music follows the tap of Molly Peacock’s baton.”—Washington Post
When a psychoanalyst became a painter after surviving a stroke, her longtime patient, distinguished and beloved poet Molly Peacock, took up a unique task. Weaving an invigorating tapestry of images, Peacock’s poetry bears witness to a profound role reversal as its author looks back on a forty-year relationship with her one-time analyst, now friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393254716
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As president of the Poetry Society of America, Molly Peacock was one of the creators of New York’s Poetry in Motion program, and she is the series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English. She is based in New York and Toronto.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Pottery Jar

Gusto 3

The Analyst Draws 6

Thoughts Are Things 8

George Herbert's Glasse Of Blessings 9

Speaking Of Painting And Bird Watching 11

Fret Not 15

The Pottery Jar 17

The Art Of The Stroke 23

Part 2 The Hours

Lucky Message 27

Riddle, Or The Therapy Hour 29

Credo 30

Mount Anger 31

The Canning Jar 34

The Analyst's Promise 37

How To Say "Thank You" In French 39

The Analyst's Severe Arthritis 47

Tuesday Tombstone 49

Paid Love 50

Part 3 Ruby Roses, Kiss Goodbye

Ruby Roses, Kiss Goodbye 55

The Heaven Of Lost Earrings 56

Dream Strawberry 59

Hayfield Poetica 60

Authors 63

Stirrups In The Emergency Room 70

Pajama School 73

Riddle: Moon & Sun 74

Part 4 Whisper of Liberty

Life, Lightened 77

A Face, A Cup 79

Shadow 80

The Carcass Coat 81

The Massage 82

Contemplating Your Progress 83

Seeing Is A Meal In Itself 85

The Nurse Tree 86

A Fall In The Fall 88

The Peephole 94

Whisper Of Liberty 96

In Our Unexpected Future 98

Mandala In The Making 99

Notes 101

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