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A book of luminous things : an international anthology of poetry

Author: Czesław Miłosz
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., [1996] ©1996
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Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz's personal selection of poetry ranges among 300 poems written through the ages and around the world. The works selected are memorable for their language, their imagery, and their ability to move the reader.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Book of luminous things.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Czesław Miłosz
ISBN: 9780151001699 0151001693 9780156005746 0156005743
OCLC Number: 33046323
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Epiphany --
Nature --
The secret of a thing --
Travel --
Places --
The moment --
People among people --
Woman's skin --
Situations --
Nonattachment --
Responsibility: edited, and with an introduction by Czeslaw Milosz.
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Organized under 11 headings, including "Epiphany", "Nature", "The Secret of a Thing", "Travel", "Places", "The Moment", these poems brilliantly render a variety of experience palpable and immediate.  Read more...

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INTRODUCTION xv EPIPHANY 1 D.H. Lawrence, "Maximus" 5 Kikaku 6 Issa 6 Jean Follain, "Music of Spheres" 7 Carlos Drummond de Andrade, "In the Middle of the Road" 8 NATURE 9 David Wagoner, "The Author of American Ornithology Sketches a Bird, Now Extinct" 13 "Loons Mating" 15 Jean Follain, "A Taxidermist" 16 Li-Young Lee, "Irises" 17 Robert Creeley, "Like They Say" 18 Adam Zagajewski, "Moths" 19 Mary Oliver, "The Kingfisher" 20 Wislawa Szymborska, "In Praise of Self-Deprecation" 21 "Four in the Morning" 22 Theodore Roethke, "Moss-Gathering" 23 Denise Levertov, "Living" 24 Robert Francis, "Waxwings" 25 Philip Levine, "A Sleepless Night" 26 Robert Hass, "Late Spring" 27 Zbigniew Machej, "Orchards in July" 29 W.S. Merwin, "Dusk in Winter" 30 D.H. Lawrence, "Butterfly" 31 Gary Snyder, "Dragonfly" 32 Theodore Roethke, "Carnations" 33 Robinson Jeffers, "Carmel Point" 34 Galway Kinnell, "Daybreak" 35 D.H. Lawrence, "Mystic" 36 Robert Morgan, "Honey" 37 Joanne Kyger, "Destruction" 38 Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese" 40 Wislawa Szymborska, "Seen from Above" 41 Jane Hirshfield, "A Story" 42 Jean Follain, "Face the Animal" 43 Jorge Guillén, "Flight" 44 Emily Dickinson, "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass " 45 Robert Frost, "The Most of It" 46 Anna Swir, "The Sea and the Man" 47 THE SECRET OF A THING 49 Walt Whitman, "I Am the Poet" 53 William Blake, "From 'Milton'" 54 Walt Whitman, "The Runner" 55 "A Farmer Picture" 55 Su Tung P'o, "On a Painting by Wang the Clerk of Yen Ling" 56 Robert Morgan, "Bellrope" 57 Judah Al-Harizi, "The Lightning" 58 "The Sun" 58 "The Lute" 59 Robinson Jeffers, "Boats in Fog" 60 "Evening Ebb" 61 Robert Hass, "The Image" 62 Rolf Jacobsen, "Cobalt" 63 Wallace Stevens, "Study of Two Pears" 64 William Carlos Williams, "The Red Wheelbarrow" 66 Wislawa Szymborska, "View with a Grain of Sand" 67 Francis Ponge, "The Frog" 69 Aleksander Wat, "Facing Bonnard" 70 Muso Soseki, "Magnificent Peak" 71 Denise Levertov, "Witness" 72 TRAVEL 73 Valery Larbaud, "Images" 77 Blaise Cendrars, "Aleutian Islands" 79 "Fish Cove" 80 "Harvest" 81 "South" 82 "Frisco-City" 83 Li Po, "Ancient Air" 84 Chang Chi, "Coming at Night to a Fisherman's Hut" 85 Po Chü-I, "Starting Early" 86 "A Dream of Mountaineering" 87 Li Po, "Ancient Air" 88 Wang Wei, "Song of Marching with the Army" 89 "Watching the Hunt" 90 Chang Yan-hao, "Recalling the Past at T'ung Pass" 91 Rolf Jacobsen, "Express Train" 92 Antonio Machado, "Rainbow at Night" 93 William Stafford, "Vacation" 95 John Haines, "The Train Stops at Healy Fork" 96 Bronislaw Maj, "Seen Fleetingly, from a Train" 97 Edward Field, "A Journey" 98 Ch'in Juan, "Along the Grand Canal" 100 Wang Wei, "Morning, Sailing into Xinyang" 101 John Haines, "On the Mountain" 102 Jaan Kaplinski, "We Started Home, my Son and I" 103 PLACES 105 Wang Chien, "The South" 109 Tu Fu, "Traveling Northward" 110 Po Chü-I, "After Collecting the Autumn Taxes" 111 "Rain" 112 Tu Fu, "Another Spring" 113 Su Man Shu, "Exile in Japan" 114 Joseph Brodsky, "In the Lake District" 115 "Odysseus to Telemachus" 116 Louis Simpson, "After Midnight" 117 Allen Ginsberg, "A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley" 118 James Applewhite, "Prayer for My Son" 119 Po Chü-I, "Madly Singing in the Mountains" 120 Elizabeth Bishop, "Brazil, January 1, 1502" 121 Rolf Jacobsen, "The Catacombs in San Callisto" 124 Gunnar Ekëlof, "Greece" 125 Tomas Tranströmer, "Syros" 126 Linda Gregg, "Night Music" 127 Adam Zagajewski, "Auto Mirror" 128 Sandor Weores, "The Plain" 129 Tomas Tranströmer, "Outskirts" 130 David Kirby, "To a French Structuralist" 131 Antonio Machado, "Summer Night" 132 Wang Wei, "A White Turtle Under a Waterfall" 133 Ou Yang Hsiu, "Fisherman" 134 Liu Tsung-Yüan, "Old Fisherman" 135 Wang Wei, "Magnolia Basin" 136 THE MOMENT 137 Walt Whitman, "Cavalry Crossing a Ford" 141 Aloysius Bertrand, "The Mason" 142 Kenneth Rexroth, "Signature of All Things" 144 "The Heart of Herakles" 146 Tu Fu "Sunset" 147 "Winter Dawn" 148 "South Wind" 149 "Clean After Rain" 150 Gary Snyder, "Late October Camping in the Sawtooths" 151 Keith Wilson, "Dusk in My Backyard" 152 Ted Kooser, "Late Lights in Minnesota" 153 Tomas Tranströmer, "Tracks" 154 Rolf Jacobsen, "Rubber" 155 Al Zolynas, "Zen of Housework" 156 Bronislaw Maj, "An August Afternoon" 158 Raymond Carver, "The Window" 159 Jean Follain, "Buying" 160 "Black Meat" 161 "School and Nature" 162 Linda Gregg, "A Dark Thing Inside the Day" 163 Aleksander Wat, "From 'Songs of a Wanderer'" 164 Oscar V. de L. Milosz, "The Bridge" 166 Jaan Kaplinski, "My Wife and Children" 167 Walt Whitman, "By the Bivoac's Fitful Flame" 168 Eamon Grennan, "Woman at Lit Window" 169 Charles Simic, "Empire of Dreams" 171 Po Chü-I, "Sleeping on Horseback" 172 Wayne Dodd, "Of Rain and Air" 173 Sandor Weores, "Rain" 174 PEOPLE AMONG PEOPLE 175 Wang Wei, "Song about Xi Shi" 179 "Dancing Woman, Cockfighter Husband, and the Impoverished Sage" 180 Tu Fu, "To Pi Ssu Yao" 181 Mei Yao Ch'en, "A Dream at Nght" 182 Seamus Heaney, "From 'Clearances', In Memoriam M.K.H. (1911-1984) 183 Constantine Cavafy, "Supplication" 184 Walt Whitman, "From 'I Sing the Body Electric'" 185 "As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods" 186 "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" 187 "Dirge for Two Veterans" 188 William Carlos Williams, "Proletarian Portrait" 190 "To a Poor Old Woman" 191 Wang Chien, "The New Wife" 192 Al Zolynas, "Love in the Classroom" 193 Rainer Maria Rilke, "Going Blind" 195 Leonard Nathan, "Toast" 196 "Bladder Song" 197 W.S. Merwin, "Utterance" 198 Steve Kowit, "Notice" 199 Anna Swir, "The Same Inside" 200 Philip Larkin, "The Card-Players" 201 Walt Whitman, "From 'The Sleepers'" 202 Anna Swir, "I Wash the Shirt" 204 Sharon Olds, "I Go Back to May 1937" 205 Tadeusz Rozewicz, "A Voice" 207 Thomas Merton, "An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway" 208 Walt Whitman, "A Noiseless Patient Spider" 210 WOMAN'S SKIN 211 Steve Kowit, "In the Morning" 215 Chu Shu Chen, "Morning" 216 Steve Kowit, "Cosmetics Do No Good" 217 Li Ch'ing-chao, "Hopelessness 218 Anna Swir, "The Greatest Love" 219 "She Does Not Remember" 220 Linda Gregg, "Adult" 221 Anna Swir, "Thank You, My Fate" 222 "The Second Madrigal" 223 Steve Kowit, "When He Pressed His Lips" 224 Jean Follain, "A Mirror" 225 Emperor Ch'ien-wen of Liang, "Getting up in Winter" 226 Steve Kowit, "What Chord Did She Pluck" 227 Denise Levertov, "A Woman Meets an Old Lover" 228 May Swenson, "Question" 229 Robinson Jeffers, "Cremation" 230 Tadeusz Rozewicz, "A Sketch for a Modern Love Poem" 231 Anna Swir, "I Talk to My Body" 233 "Troubles with the Soul at Morning Calisthenics" 234 "I Starve My Belly for a Sublime Purpose" 235 SITUATIONS 237 Tu Fu, "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" 241 Joanne Kyger, "And with March a Decade in Bolinas" 242 Aleksander Wat, "A Joke" 243 Po Chü-I, "The Philosophers: Lao-tzu" 244 "Golden Bells" 245 "After Getting Drunk, Becoming Sober in the Night" 246 Wayne Dodd, "Of His Life" 247 Raymond Caver, "Wine" 248 Franz Wright, "Depiction of Childhood" 250 James Tate, "Teaching the Ape to Write" 251 Wislawa Szymborska, "In Praise of My Sister" 252 Lawrence Raab, "The Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window" 254 Tu Fu, "Coming Home Late at Night" 256 "Snow Storm" 257 Bronislaw Maj, "A Leaf" 258 Anna Swir, "Poetry Reading" 259 NONATTACHMENT 261 Raymond Carver, "The Cobweb" 265 Denise Levertov, "Eye Mask" 266 Po Chü-I, "Climbing the Ling-Ying Terrance and Looking North" 267 Eskimo (anonymous), "Magic Words" 268 Nachman of Bratzlav, "From 'The Torah of the Void'" 269 Jelaluddin Rumi, "Little by Little, Wean Yourself" 271 W.S. Merwin, "For the Anniversary of My Death" 272 Yoruba Tribe, "Invocation of the Creator" 273 Chuang Tzu, "Man Is Born in Tao" 274 "The Need to Win" 275 Jelaluddin Rumi, "Out Beyond Ideas" 276 Li Po, "The Birds Have Vanished" 277 Denise Levertov, "Contraband" 278 Ch'ang Yu, "A Ringing Bell" 279 Wang Wei, "Lazy about Writing Poems" 280 "A Farewell" 281 "Drifting on the Lake" 282 Tu Fu, "Visitors" 283 Po Chü-I, "Lodging with the Old Man of the Stream" 284 Miron Bialoszewski, "A Ballad of Going Down to the Store" 285 Muso Soseki, "Old Man at Leisure" 286 Kenneth Rexroth, "From 'The City of the Moon'" 287 "A Long Lifetime" 288 Southern Bushmen, "The Day We Die" 289 Anna Kamienska, "A Prayer That Will Be Answered" 290 HISTORY 291 Leopold Staff, "Foundations" 295 Anna Swir, "I'm Afraid of Fire" 296 Aleksander Wat, "From Persian Parables" 297 Julia Hartwig, "Above Us" 298 Shu Ting, "Perhaps..." 299 Ryszard Krynicki, "I Can't Help You" 300 Zbigniew Herbert, "Elegy of Fortinbras" 301 Moushegh Ishkhan, "The Armenian Language is the Home of the Armenian" 303 Naomi Lazard, "Ordinance on Arrival" 304 Constantine Cavafy, "Waiting for the Barbarians" 305 INDEX OF AUTHORS 315 INDEX OF TITLES OR FIRST LINES 317


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