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In the dark before dawn : new selected poems of Thomas Merton

Author: Thomas Merton; Lynn Szabo
Publisher: New York : New Directions, ©2005.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A new view of the innovative poetry by the late, great Trappist monk and religious philosopher.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Lynn Szabo
ISBN: 0811216136 9780811216135
OCLC Number: 57414753
Description: xxxiv, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1: Geography's landscapes --
Night train --
Aubade: Lake Erie --
Ohio River: Louisville --
Aubade: Harlem --
Hymn of not much praise for New York City --
Figures for an apocalypse --
In the ruins of New York --
Landscape: beast --
Heavenly city --
Christopher Columbus --
Guns of Fort Knox --
Darjeeling --
Songs of experience: India, one --
2: Poems From The Monastery --
Holy Communion: the city --
Trappist Abbey: matins --
Blessed Virgin compared to a window --
How long we wait --
Letter to my friends --
Trappists, working --
After the night office: Gethsemani Abbey --
Trappist Cemetery: Gethsemani --
Poem in the rain and the sun --
Spring: monastery farm --
Reader --
On a day in August --
Elegy for the monastery barn --
Solitary life --
Elegy for a Trappist --
Merlin and the deer --
Old monk is turned loose --
Practical program for monks --
3: Poems Of The Sacred --
Song --
Sacred Heart 2 --
Winter's night --
Vine --
Biography --
Advent --
Carol --
Ash Wednesday --
On the anniversary of my baptism --
Theory of prayer --
Senescente mundo --
Early mass --
Hagia Sophia --
Night of destiny --
[Untitled] --
4: Songs Of Contemplation --
Evening --
Song for our Lady of Cobre --
Two states of prayer --
Evening: zero weather --
Sowing of meanings --
Psalm --
Elias: variations on a theme --
In silence --
Stranger --
Grace's house --
Song for nobody --
Song: if you seek --
O sweet irrational worship --
Night-flowering cactus --
Love winter when the plant says nothing --
Song: contemplation --
Joy of fishes --
5: History's Voices: Past And Present --
Dirge for the world Joyce died in --
In memory of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca --
Elegy for Ernest Hemingway --
Elegy for James Thurber --
Rilke's epitaph --
Message to be inscribed on Mark Van Doren's Hamilton Medal --
Two British airmen --
Original child bomb --
Paper cranes --
Chant to be used in processions around a site with furnaces --
Epitaph for a public servant --
Picture of Lee Ying --
Children of Birmingham --
Picture of a black child with a white doll --
April 4th 1968 --
Seneca --
Origen --
Fall '66 --
6: Engaging The World --
Philosophers --
Tower of Babel --
Letter to America --
from Cables to the ace --
from Geography of Lograire: South I --
South III-hymns of Lograire --
North: prologue: why I have a wet footprint on top of my mind --
West I: day six O'Hare Telephane --
West III: Ghost Dance: prologue --
Originators --
Readings from Ibn Abbad (5, 7) --
Man of Tao --
Turtle --
Where is Tao? --
7: On Being Human --
For my brother: reported missing in action, 1943 --
Freedom as experience --
Whether there is enjoyment in bitterness --
Fall --
Carol --
Antipoem 1 --
With the world in my blood stream --
Untitled poem --
I always obey my nurse --
Louisville Airport --
May song --
Aubade on a cloudy morning --
Never call a babysitter in a thunderstorm --
Cherokee Park --
Evening: long distance call --
Cancer blues --
Six night letters --
For M In October --
For M on a cold grey morning --
8: Merton And Other Languages --
Le secret (Thomas Merton) / Riddle (translation, Br Paul Quenon) --
Je crois en l'amour (Thomas Merton)/ I believe in love (translation, Br Paul Quenon) --
Three epigrams / Ernesto Cardenal --
When the shoe fits / Chuang Tzu --
Birth of the sun / Pablo Antonio Cuadra --
Two palm trees / Miguel Hernandez --
Chagall / Raissa Maritain --
Black stone on top of a white stone / Cesar Vallejo --
Butterfly / Nicanor Parra --
Poetry ends with me / Nicanor Parra --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index of titles and first lines.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1005.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction and notes by Lynn R. Szabo ; preface by Kathleen Norris.
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