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Time and the tilting earth : poems

Author: Miller Williams
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008.
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"This latest effort from Williams provides a collection of rhythmical poems in conversaLionallanguage about the nature of human beings and the world in which we live. In poelns covering topics such as science, religion, and marriage, Williams displays in plentiful measures the qualities that have made him a cherished and long-admired poet: mordarit and trenchant wit, expert, light-lingered technique, quick  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miller Williams
ISBN: 9780807133521 0807133523 9780807133538 0807133531
OCLC Number: 182573493
Description: 51 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An unrhymed sonnet --
After all these years of prayer and pi r square --
Epithalamium --
How step by step we have come to understand --
A note from when I was here to anyone here --
Some lines to a dog who doesn't see the difference --
Irony in the real world --
Thoughts on an anniversary : once more, with feeling --
The old professor deals with death and dying --
Something that meant to be a sonnet for an anniversary evening --
A note to the alien on Earth --
The more things change --
Sitting in a bar after a poetry reading --
Helping a lady of eleven get her lessons --
Means to and end --
Could be --
At her 1:30 appt. Mrs. Simmons tries to explain what happened --
At seventy-five suddenly --
Yesterday, today --
The alphabet as part of what we are --
Digital sex --
Poem without a title or closing line --
Notes toward a commencement address --
Thinking of leaving the church the young preacher thinks again --
Separatio in loco. The fourteen-line confession of a retro-poet --
Her mind made up again to kill herself she explains it to herself --
Thinking about relativity, cosmology, and final causes --
For George Haley, about to go to the Gambia --
Some words on the wedding of a good woman --
Time and the tilting Earth --
"Scientists at NASA ..." --
Again on the date of her death he remembers the marriage --
The greatest among you shall be the least --
For a shy young woman, a look at how she came, who tells me luck doesn't know her name --
Talking about the retirement of someone not soon forgotten --
The young preacher talks to himself at the corner cafe --
To think of them there --
Quatrain to an old friend --
A ten-year-old in joint custody writes her first poem when her father gets married again --
He listens to himself talking to himself --
About the physicality of being --
He gets around to answering the old question --
A poem wants me --
Ours --
Poem to be read at my deathbed.
Responsibility: Miller Williams.
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"This latest effort from Williams provides a collection of rhythmical poems in conversaLionallanguage about the nature of human beings and the world in which we live. In poelns covering topics such as science, religion, and marriage, Williams displays in plentiful measures the qualities that have made him a cherished and long-admired poet: mordarit and trenchant wit, expert, light-lingered technique, quick understanding of character, and skillful use of irony."--Jacket.

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