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An early afterlife : poems

Author: Linda Pastan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the words of the Jerusalem Post, the writer reveals "the miraculous in the common." In the poem, In a Northern Country, she writes: "The world wounds us / with its beauty, as if it knew / we had to leave it soon." By the author of The Imperfect Paradise.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Pastan
ISBN: 0393037274 9780393037272
OCLC Number: 30319513
Description: xi, 72 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The python --
The lumberjacks --
Espaliered pear trees --
The book --
Narcissus at 60 --
At Indian river inlet --
On the threshold of silence --
"Ideal city" --
Daylight savings --
Beall mountain seasonal --
The birds --
Camping at the headlands of the Rappahannock --
Requiem --
The way things are --
With the passing of leaves --
Leaves --
Agoraphobia --
Smoke screen --
Meditation at 30,000 feet --
The suicide --
The soldier's wife --
Stationary bicycle --
Baseball --
Surfeit --
Calling --
Ruins --
The English novel --
The arithmetic of alternation --
Memory --
Silent treatment --
The Bronx, 1942 --
Courbet's "still life with apples and pomegranate" --
Poetry reading --
MD --
Landscape with statues --
Because I was never a child --
Family ties --
Almost an elegy --
The recovery zone --
High summer --
In a northern country --
April again --
Ghosts --
Old photograph album --
The laws of primogeniture --
What we fear most --
Flowers --
Gladiola --
Wisteria Floribunda --
Snow showers: a prothalamion --
Cosmic dust --
Vermilion --
Ah love, --
Foreshadowing --
The password --
The apple shrine --
Hardwood --
Migraine --
Flash forward --
Mercy --
Sometimes --
An early afterlife.
Other Titles: Early after life
Responsibility: Linda Pastan.

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In the words of the Jerusalem Post, the writer reveals "the miraculous in the common." In the poem, In a Northern Country, she writes: "The world wounds us / with its beauty, as if it knew / we had to leave it soon." By the author of The Imperfect Paradise.

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