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Waterlily fire : poems 1935-1962

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1962.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Waterlily fire.
New York : Macmillan, 1962
(OCoLC)587110159
Online version:
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Waterlily fire.
New York : Macmillan, 1962
(OCoLC)613054220
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Rukeyser
OCLC Number: 22359552
Notes: "First printing"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. From THEORY OF FLIGHT 1935 --
Effort at speech between two people --
Breathing landscape --
Sand-quarry with moving figures --
Song for dead chldren --
Notes for a poem --
Wooden spring --
Sonnet --
Four in a family --
The gyroscope --
Sundays, they sleep late --
The surrounded --
Movie --
Cats and a cock --
II. From U. S. 1 1938 --
Gauley Bridge, from "The book of the dead" --
Praise of the Committee, from "The book of the dead" --
The disease, from "The book of the dead" --
George Robinson: blues, from "The book of the dead" --
Alloy, from "The book of the dead" --
The dam, from "The book of the dead" --
A flashing cliff --
Homage to literature --
Lover as fox --
The drowning young man --
Boy with his hair cut short --
Time exposures, from "Night-Music" --
Adventures, Midnight-II., from "Night-Music" --
Woman and emblems: Woman and bird ; The birthday ; Women and music --
III. From A TURNING WIND --
Reading time: 1 minute 20 seconds --
Target practice --
Nuns in the wind --Democritus laughed, from "Correspondences" --
Correspondences, from "Correspondences" --
Gibbs --
Ryder --
Chapman --
Ann Burlak --
Ives --
IV. From BEAST IN VIEW 1944 --
Ajanta: I. The journey ; II. The cave ; III. Les tendresses bestiales ; IV. Black blood ; V. The broken world --
The meeting --
Drunken girl --
Who in one lifetime --
Love and its doors and windows --
Long past Moncada --
A game of ball --
Darkness music --
Song --
V. From ELEGIES 1938-1945 --
First elegy, Rotten Lake --
Second elegy, Age of magicians --
Third elegy, The fear of form --
Fourth elegy, The refugees --
Fifth elegy, A turning wind --
Sixth elegy, River elegy --
Seventh elegy, Dream-singing elegy --
Eighth elegy, Children's elegy --
Ninth elegy, The antagonists --
Tenth elegy, Elegy in joy --
VI. From THE GREEN WAVE 1947 --
Water night --
Eyes of night-time --
Salamander --
The motive of all of it --
Green limits --
Mrs. Walpurga --
Foghorn in horror --
Summer, the Sacramento --
Easter eve --
Nine poems for the unborn child --
VII. From ONE LIFE 1955 --
Are you born?-1 --
Fields where we slept --
Power never dominion --
Phaneron --
The Red Bridge, San Francisco --
"In your time, there have been those" --
"No one ever walking this our only earth" --
"Murmurs from the earth of this land" --
Are you born-II --
VIII. From BODY OF WAKING 1958 --
Haying before storm --
A birth --
Mother Garden's round --
After their quarrel --
Night feeding --
The watchers --
F. O. M. --
The sixth night: waking --
The birth of Venus --
Suite for Lord Timothy Dexter: I. 162 ; II. How to impress Massachusetts ; III. Three nights I dreamed ; IV. Kings and contemporaries ; V. The pickle; the temple ; VI. The kind of woman ; VII. Guessing time --
Voices of waking --
Body of waking --
IX. WATERLILLY FIRE 1962 --
The speaking tree --
To enter that rhythm where the self is lost --
The way out, from "Akiba" --
For a Mexican painter --
A song of another tribe --
Song --
Waterlily fire: I. The burning ; II. The island ; III. Journey changes ; IV. Fragile ; V. The long body.
Responsibility: Muriel Rukeyser.

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