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Author: Jane Hirshfield
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In an extraordinary new collection, the widely acclaimed poet deepens and extends her exploration of time, human engagement, and the sensuous world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hirshfield
ISBN: 0060199547 9780060199548
OCLC Number: 44927084
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) 2001
Description: 87 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Envoy --
Mathematics --
Red Berries --
The Room --
Apple --
A Hand --
Habit --
Rebus --
Waking This Morning Dreamless After Long Sleep --
Poem Holding Its Heart in One Fist --
Leather --
This Was Once a Love Poem --
Dream Notebook --
After Attending Neither the Lecture on How Plants and Animals Self-Orient in Space nor the One on the Abrupt Decline of Frogs --
Button --
Always She Reads the Same Translation --
Only When I Am Quiet and Do Not Speak --
Red Onion, Cherries, Boiling Potatoes, Milk --
Syllabary --
Inflection Finally Ungraspable by Grammar --
Commentary Inflection: Invented Form --
Linnaean Problem --
All Evening, Each Time I Started to Say It --
Dark-Grained, Surprisingly Heavy --
In Praise of Coldness --
A Cedary Fragrance --
The Lie --
Happiness Is Harder --
All Summer You Kept Trying to Answer --
Each Day I Choose from Among the Steepening Reminders --
Patched Carpet --
The Gallop --
Pillow --
"Nothing Lasts" --
Great Powers Once Raged Through Your Body --
"A Carbon-Based Life Form" --
Minotaur --
Bobcats, Beetles, Owls --
Ladder --
Blue Window --
Muslin --
Walker Evans Interior, 1936 --
Like an Ant Carrying Her Bits of Leaf or Sand --
Self-Portrait in a Borrowed Cabin --
The Contract --
Poem with Two Endings --
Shard --
A Scale Weighs the Outer World in Pounds and Ounces --
Bone --
Moment --
Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a --
The Poet Looks at Her Poems --
Elephant Seals, Año Nuevo Preserve --
Rock --
One Life Is Spent, the Other Spends Us --
August Day --
Balance --
Identity --
For Horses, Horseflies --
Speed and Perfection --
Optimism --
Five-Legged Chair --
Tree --
Silk Cord --
The Silence --
Sleep --
Clock --
Ink --
Metempsychosis.
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