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Turn thanks : poems

Author: Lorna Goodison
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Jamaican poet presents a collection of verse acknowledging her own ancestors and that of her craft.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Goodison
ISBN: 0252067886 9780252067884
OCLC Number: 39556250
Description: viii, 95 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: After the green gown of my mother gone down --
My mother's sea chanty --
The domestic science of Sunday dinner --
Turn thanks to Miss Mirry --
Turn thanks to Grandmother Hannah --
Love song for Great-Grandmother Leanna --
Aunt Rose's honey advice --
Hardanga the lost stitch --
Notes from my mother's village before the village got light --
Domestic incense --
Signals from the simple life --
This is my father's country --
Song of my Great-Grandfather William --
My uncle --
The sleeping Zemis --
Africa on the mind today --
Nana yah, your teacher --
About almonds and ambergris --
The mango of poetry --
To Mr. William Wordsworth, distributor of stamps for Westmoreland --
Country, Sligoville --
Moon cakes and Anna Akhmatova --
Antoinette Cosway explains --
Song of the burnt gypsy of the city of Erlangen --
The gypsy and the Russian tea room --
Vincent and the Orient --
Letter to Vincent van Gogh --
Max Ernest painting --
The Jerboa of John Dunkley --
To become green again and young --
God a me --
Sometimes on a day such as this --
When I know you as mountain --
On houses --
A bed of mint --
Outwaiting the crazy wolf moon --
I know I never lose you --
Angel of dreamers --
I have spent these snowbound days away from myself --
Winter dreams --
A quartet of daffodils --
Coo coo --
Bringing the wild woman indoors --
The revival song of the wild woman --
Aye spring --
Close to you now.
Responsibility: by Lorna Goodison.

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A collection of poems that turns to acknowledge the poets own ancestors and those of her craft: mother and father, aunts and uncles, Africa, William Wordsworth, Vincent Van Gogh, and the Wild Woman.  Read more...

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"What is perhaps most fascinating in this collection is Goodison's formidable scope and exquisite vernacular style... The book continually surprises with its insistently elegant, spiritual core and Read more...

 
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