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Climbing the divide

Author: Walter McDonald
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2003.
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The poems in this volume celebrate with praise and amazement the wonders and risks of wilderness and family, of friends before and after the war. The boy in these poems grows up during World War II,  Read more...

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McDonald, Walter.
Climbing the divide.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606956288
Online version:
McDonald, Walter.
Climbing the divide.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)609205755
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter McDonald
ISBN: 0268022801 9780268022808 026802281X 9780268022815
OCLC Number: 51306917
Description: xiv, 87 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Clouds Whip By in the Valley --
Hiking Grizzly Country with Bells --
The Dark, Hollow Halo of Space --
Jogging at Sixty-Five. When I Glance Up --
With My Son's Bow at Dusk --
Hosanna in the Family --
Driving at Night across Texas --
Grandmother's Thousand Cats --
Breathless for Twenty Seconds --
Magical Hammocks at Bedtime --
Cascading down McDonald Creek --
This Could Be Eden --
A Fed Bear Is a Dead Bear --
Stranded in Snowpacked Mountains --
Climbing the Divide in Montana --
Praise --
Boys on Winter Palominos --
The Summer Uncle Carl's Herd Was Sold --
Town Girls When I Was Nine --
The Year Biology Made Sense --
Doctors, Lawyers, Undertakers --
Island Hopping with MacArthur --
Blizzards When I Was Ten --
The Blocks Grandfather Carved --
What God Felt Like When I Was Twelve --
Words I Looked Up in World War Two --
Uncle Bob and the Art of Taxidermy --
Packing Parachutes in Flight School --
Before Flying Off to War --
Taking the Keys Away --
The War in Bosnia, the Beach at Kitty Hawk --
The Gulls of Kitty Hawk --
Grandchildren in the Maritime Museum --
That Night and Others Like It --
Months of Butterrum --
Giving Time to the Dirt in Rows --
Uncle Earl's Last Ride in Dallas --
Fencing the Hardpan --
On the Porch Swing at Dawn --
A Clown Fired from a Cannon --
After Fires in Montana --
Downhill to Granddaddy's Barn --
The Rockies, Tooth and Claw --
A Brief Familiar Story of Winter --
My Wife's First Day of Class --
Angelica's Banjo and Karate --
Some Days Nothing Can Save Us --
Black as the Plains Out There --
The Winter of Desert Storm --
October Compost --
A Little World Made Cunningly --
After the Mad Songs of Saigon --
Finding My Father's Hands in Midlife --
The Women under Rubens' Thumb --
After His Apache Crashed --
Fog on the Outer Banks --
Lay Down the Battle-Ax, the Halyard --
Squall Line at Sixty-Five --
Old Men Are Dreamers --
My Father Light as a Boy --
Stoking the Logs --
Stumbling to the Deck at Dawn --
Bless Weeds That Bloom in Fall --
Dazzling Montana Dawns --
That Clatter in the Attic.
Responsibility: Walt McDonald.

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"Like feathers, [McDonald's] poems have both lightness and strength; he understands the poetic virtue of understatement and the human virtue of humility. These are not experimental poems; they are Read more...

 
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