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The Long Body That Connects Us All

The Long Body That Connects Us All

by Rich Marcello


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Provocative and profound, Rich Marcello’s poems are compact but expansive, filled with music as seductive as their ideas, and focused mostly on how to be a good man.  This is a collection of deep passion and wisdom for fathers, husbands, and sons, but also for mothers, wives, and daughters, many who began with a longing for the things they were taught to desire by their forefathers, only to later discover a  different path, one lit by loss and welcoming of the vulnerable, one made of the long body that connects us all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545611944
Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

Table of Contents

Part I In the Coming

A Piece of Bark 3

Existential Bullets 4

I Do Now 5

The Erie Lackawanna 6

Blue Gears 7

Porchwork 8

No Need for Cowboy Boots 9

The First Grandson 10

Labor Day Pastoral 11

Daughters and Sons 12

A Father in the Dark 13

To Matthew on a Clear Day 14

Matchbox 15

Tree House 16

Sunlit and Suffering 17

In the Coming 18

Part II Yab Yum

The Blue Line 21

Thanksgiving 22

When Blood Thickens 23

The Search for Solid Ground 24

Senior Year English Class 25

How We Struggle to Pass Down 26

Stillness 27

The Ocean in Spring 28

Messengers of Hope 29

In the rough patch 30

The Sentinels 31

Cinderworks 32

The Scout 33

The Return of the Hippies 34

Fleck 35

White Poppies 36

Yab Yum 37

Part III Aether

Timeservers 41

Belong to No One 42

Whispers and Personas 43

Black Belt 44

Under the weeping willow 45

The Mess in the Rearview Mirror 46

How to Be a Good Man 47

The Walking 48

Out of the Straits 49

How to Leave the Modern World 50

Men on the Verge 51

We who come from loss 52

The Big Leap 53

Searchers in a Slowly Lit Room 54

Passing 55

Two 56

Doorways 57

Poems and Prejudice 58

The Long Body 59

Aether 60

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