The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems

The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems

by Peter Meinke

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ISBN-13: 9780822991236
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/29/2006
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 566 KB

Table of Contents

I. Left-Winged Sonnets Brief Meditations on a Woodcut by Leonard Baskin /3 The Graybeards /5 Marine Forecast /6 The Purity ofAbsolute Perfection /7 The Death of Friends /8 Turkish Coffee /9 Elderly, She Paints Another Nude /o1 The Director / 1 91st Birthday /12 Mystery /13 Caterpillar Plague, 2000 /14 The Skiers /15 Treasure Island /i6 Maples and Orange Trees, 2003 /17 Rocking Horse Winner /18 Butterfly Cage /19 The Triumph of Desert Storm /20 II. The Chemical Chain The Contracted World /23 P-town, '04 /25 What Wild-Eyed Murderer /26 The DesertedVillage, 2002 /27 Inheritance /29 The Spindled World /30 The True UFO Story /31 The Simplest Animals /33 The Chemical Chain /34 The Little Factory, 1863 /35 M. Hoffstetler's Last Class /36 Blackberry Jam /37 AmericanYouth /38 Lilacs /39 On Teaching Our Son to Tell Time /40 The Wedding: February 26, 2000 /42 The Timaya Tree /43 Epithalamion for Two Scientists /44 The Bookshelf /45 Song from the Wrong Bay /46 III. from The Night Train & the Golden Bird The Night Train /53 The Patient /54 Morocco /55 The Great Wall /56 Gramma /57 Bones in an African Cave /58 Neuchitel Swans /59 Cheerios /60 Vegetables /6i Poem to Old Friends Who Have Never Met /62 Sunday at the Apple Market /63 The Anchor /64 Angels Drink /65 J Randall Randle /66 The Golden Bird /67 IV. from The Rat Poems /69 V. from Trying to Surprise God Trout /77 Letter from Warsaw, 1979 /81 Happy Hour /84 A Necessary Bucket /85 Preacher, Said the General /87 The Hunters: Southeast Africa /89 Greta Garbo Poem #41 /91 To an Athlete Turned Poet /92 Threnody /93 Miss Arbuckle /94 Recipe /95 The Artist /96 VI. from Night Watch on the Chesapeake On the Bus in D.C., 1980 /99 The Pin /ioi Lordship Lane Station /o02 Weeds /I03 The Sheep /1o4 A Dream of Third Base /Io5 Sonfets for a Diabetic /107 Fraxinus Nigra /o09 Birchbark /Ino The Last Mountain Lion on Maple Crest Mountain /I Lines for the Reviewer /112 Caitlin Rampant on a Field in Tuscany /113 One Hundred Robins /114 The Shells of Bermuda /II5

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