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The ways we touch : poems

Author: Miller Williams
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Series: Illinois poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The poems in The Ways We Touch, Miller Williams's twelfth volume of poetry, range from reminiscences of old love to meditations on the relationship between God and human beings to reflections on English poetry and children's stories. Throughout, Williams's poems use small scenes from daily life, drawing from them ruminations about life itself. They may be nostalgic or challenging, humorous or full of moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miller Williams
ISBN: 0252066464 9780252066467 0252023625 9780252023620
OCLC Number: 36024070
Description: 68 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Listen --
A Lesson on the Twentieth Century --
It Came to Pass on a Planet Third from a Minor Sun in a Solar System Out on the Edge of One of the Galaxies --
Autopsy --
Woman with Dog --
A Thought as It Turns --
10,000-Year-Old Tree Discovered --
He Shuts His Eyes for the Layman's Long Prayer about Lust and the Mind of the Young Preacher Wanders Again --
At the Christening of an Infant the Mind of the Young Preacher Wanders Again --
The Affair --
The Light in the Eyes --
On Word That the Old Children's Stories Have Been Brought Up to Date --
Personals --
Romance --
A Note to the English Poets of the Seventeenth Century --
Her, Though --
A Good Son --
The Sissy --
A Christmas Poem --
71 South --
As You Both Shall Live --
A Walk in the Woods --
For J. William Fulbright on the Day of His Death --
Wide Place in the Road --
Quantum Theory Made Simple --
If Ever There Was One --
Ballad of a Little Delta Town --
An Old Man Leaves His Church for the Last Time --
For All Our Great-Grandchildren --
A Story --
Money --
Buying and Selling --
Truth and Truthfulness --
Self-Control --
Origami --
Compassion --
Agreeing --
Caution --
How It's Born in Us to Understand That There Are Two Sides to Every Question --
War and Peace --
Dust --
The Office Party --
God --
Memory --
The Inaugural Poem.
Series Title: Illinois poetry series.
Responsibility: by Miller Williams.

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The poems in The Ways We Touch, Miller Williams's twelfth volume of poetry, range from reminiscences of old love to meditations on the relationship between God and human beings to reflections on English poetry and children's stories. Throughout, Williams's poems use small scenes from daily life, drawing from them ruminations about life itself. They may be nostalgic or challenging, humorous or full of moral fortitude; always Williams speaks with the kind of insight that rises from wisdom and experience.

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"Miller Williams is one of those writers whose books drag me snorkeling happily along. Happy as a pig among truffles, I hurry to the next treasure." -- William Stafford

 
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