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The shadow of Sirius

Author: W S Merwin; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2008.
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This volume presents a collection of poems reflecting the author's life. Mysteries of light, darkness, temporality, and eternity weave throughout his poetry. His memories are focused and profound, of Pennsylvania miners and neighborhood streetcars, a conversation with a boyhood teacher or parent, the distinct qualities of autumnal light and gentle rain, well-cultivated loves, and "our long evenings and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W S Merwin; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 9781556592843 1556592841
OCLC Number: 216936789
Notes: Poems.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2009.
Description: xii, 117 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nomad flute --
Blueberries after dark --
Still morning --
By the avenue --
Note --
Accompaniment --
Without knowing --
The song of the trolleys --
From the start --
Far along in the story --
The pinnacle --
Child light --
Empty lot --
No --
The piano --
Secrets --
A likeness --
Raiment --
Europe --
Photographer --
Traces --
Inheritance --
A broken glass --
Lament for a stone --
A note from the Cimmerians --
A codex --
Beyond question --
Youth --
By dark --
Calling a distant animal --
Night with no moon --
Good night --
At the bend --
Into the cloud --
Another dream of burial --
A ring --
Little soul --
Trail marker --
Dream of Koa returning --
Cargo --
Going --
The curlew --
Nocturne --
Day without a name --
Recognitions --
Escape artist --
The mole --
Eye of shadow --
A letter to Ruth Stone --
Worn words --
A letter to Su Tung-p'o --
Basho's child --
The odds --
The long and the short of it --
Unknown age --
My hand --
What the bridges hear --
The first days --
Heartland --
Long afternoon light --
Cave --
The morning hills --
Cold spring morning --
Near field --
To Paula in late spring --
Youth of grass --
The silence of the mine canaries --
Walled place above the river --
A horse heaven --
One of the butterflies --
Parts of a tune --
Nocturne II --
White note --
Gray herons in the field above the river --
No shadow --
The making of amber --
September's child --
Remembering the wings --
Shadow hand --
Barrade --
Into October --
Lights out --
Falling --
Grace note --
One valley --
The old trees on the hill --
A single autumn --
Lake shore in half light --
A momentary creed --
Rain light --
Just this --
The laughing thrush --
Animula, a late visitation: a note on Hadrian's "Little Soul."
Responsibility: W.S. Merwin.
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This volume presents a collection of poems reflecting the author's life. Mysteries of light, darkness, temporality, and eternity weave throughout his poetry. His memories are focused and profound, of Pennsylvania miners and neighborhood streetcars, a conversation with a boyhood teacher or parent, the distinct qualities of autumnal light and gentle rain, well-cultivated loves, and "our long evenings and astonishment." From the universe's contradictions, the author once again calls upon the unexpected to illuminate existence.

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