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Good poems for hard times

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of inspirational poems by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Good poems for hard times.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)607583191
Online version:
Good poems for hard times.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)608752112
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0670034363 9780670034369 0143037676 9780143037675
OCLC Number: 60188965
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (Poetry) 2006
Description: xxiii, 344 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Kindness to snails. Break of day / Galway Kinnell --
Happiness / Raymond Carver --
This morning / Jane Kenyon --
The monks of St. John's file in the prayer / Kilian McDonnell --
Job / William Baer --
Or death and December / George Garrett --
Sonnet : "Rarely, rarely comest thou, spirit of delight" / Gavin Ewart --
the little horse is newlY / E.E. Cummings --
A poem for Emily / Miller Williams --
For a five-year-old / Fleur Adcock --
For my daughter in reply to a question / David Ignatow --
The goose / Muriel Spark --
Starting the Subaru at five below / Stuart Kestenbaum --
Day bath / Debra Spencer. 2. Such as it is more or less. A dialogue of watching / Kenneth Rexroth --
A birthday / W.S. Merwin --
Thoughts in a garden / Andrew Marvell --
Spring / Mary Oliver --
Unharvested / Robert Frost --
The state of the economy / Louis Jenkins --
At the arraignment / Debra Spencer --
From "Song of myself" / Walt Whitman --
Ice storm / Jane Kenyon --
Passengers / Billy Collins --
The summer-camp bus pulls away from the curb / Sharon Olds --
you can take it with you / Josephine Jacobsen --
To David, about his education / Howard Nemerov --
Invitation / Carl Dennis --
Calling him back from layoff / Bob Hicok --
Working in the rain / Robert Morgan --
My father's lunch / Erica Funkhouser. 3. This lust of tenderness. The happiest day / Linda Pastan --
'After dark vapours have oppressed our plains' / John Keats --
Children's hospital, emergency room / Gregory Djanikian --
The longly-weds know / Leah Furnas --
In answer to your query / Naomi Lazard --
Toast / Leonard Nathan --
Detail waiting for a train / Stanley Plumly --
September twelfth, 2001 / X.J. Kennedy --
The alter / Charles Simic --
Sonnet no. 6 : Dearest, I never knew such loving / Hayden Carruth --
There comes the strangest moment / Kate Light --
Snowflake / William Baer --
Somewhere I'll find you / Phebe Hanson --
Feasting / Elizabeth W. Garber --
Song / W.H. Auden --
Yes / Catherine Doty --
The dalliance of the eagles / Walt Whitman --
After love / Maxine Kumin --
Sonnet CVI : When in the chronicle of wasted time / William Shakespeare. 4. Deliberate obfuscation. A spiral notebook / Ted Kooser --
What's in my journal / William Stafford --
Why I take good care of my Macintosh / Gary Snyder --
Ode to my 1977 Toyota / Barbara Hamby --
Internal exile / Richard Cecil --
Burma-shave / Traditional --
Carnation milk / Anonymous --
A brief lecture on door closers / Clements Starck --
Sonnet Xll : Why are we by all creatures waited on? / John Donne --
Angels / Maurya Simon --
Passing through a small town / David Shumate --
In Paris with you / James Fenton --
Wedding poem for Schele and Phi / Bill Holm. 5. The sound of a car. Seven deadly sins / Virginia Hamilton Adair --
Teaching a child the art of confession / David Shumate --
A physics / Heather McHugh --
Things / Lisel Mueller --
Any prince to any princess / Adrian Henri --
The courage that my mother had / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Please Mrs Butler / Allan Ahlberg --
To a frustrated poet / R.J. Ellmann --
the lesson of the moth / Don Marquis --
Disappointment / Tony Hoagland --
The cure / Ginger Andrews --
Upon hearing about the suicide of the daughter of friends / Jo McDougall. 6. Here it comes. the con job / Charles Bukowski --
Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame / Robert Burns --
Easter morning / Jim Harrison --
A million young workmen, 1915 / Carl Sandburg --
The college colonel. / Herman Melville --
Ordinary life / Barbara Crooker --
To fight aloud, is very brave / Emily Dickinson --
Analysis of baseball / May Swenson --
Ode to American English / Barbara Hamby --
High water mark / David Shumate --
After school on ordinary days / Maria Mazziotti Gillan --
Snow in the suburbs / Thomas Hardy --
Now winter nights enlarge / Thomas Campion --
Happiness / Michael Van Walleghen --
From Tender buttons / Gertrude Stein --
Classic ballroom dances / Charles Simic --
Theater / William Greenway --
Ode on the whole duty of parents / Frances Cornford. 7. Whatever happens. The benefits of ignorance / Hal Sirowitz --
Bunthorne's song / W.S. Gilbert --
The rules of evidence / Lee Robinson --
Courtesy / Hilaire Belloc --
What the uneducated old woman told me / Christopher Reid --
Proverbs of hell / William Blake --
To a daughter leaving home / Linda Pastan --
No longer a teenager / Gerald Locklin --
Prayer / Galway Kinnell --
Minnesota Thanksgiving / John Berryman --
Berryman / W.S. Merwin --
Mother, in love at sixty / Susanna Styve --
My agent says / R.S. Gwynn --
Afraid so / Jeanne Marie Beaumont --
The yak / Hilaire Belloc --
High plains farming / William Notter --
The fish / Elizabeth Bishop --
The future / Wesley McNair --
Riveted / Robyn Sarah --
All that time / May Swenson --
My husband discovers poetry / Diane Lockward --
The poet's occasional alternative / Grace Paley --
The unsaid / Stephen Dunn --
Snapshot of a lump / Kelli Russell Agodon --
Hymn to God, my God, in my sickness / John Donne --
Last days / Donald Hall. 8. Let it spill. Thelonious Monk / Stephen Dobyns --
The discovery of sex / Debra Spencer --
The lawyer / Carl Sandburg --
The prodigal son's brother / Steve Kowit --
Calling your father / Robert Bly --
Al and Beth / Louis Simpson --
The meeting / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Nothing is lost / Noël Coward --
The planet on the table / Wallace Stevens --
It is raining on the house of Anne Frank / Linda Pastan --
The sunlight on the garden / Louis MacNeice --
too sweet / Charles Bukowski --
For my sister, emigrating / Wendy Cope --
The three Kings / Muriel Spark --
Not only the Eskimos / Lisel Mueller --
Where go the boats / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The parade / Billy Collins --
My cup / Robert Friend --
Affirmation / Donald Hall --
A singing voice / Kenneth Rexroth --
Since you asked / Lawrence Raab --
Inviting a friend to supper / Ben Johnson --
The love cook / Ron Padgett --
Soda crackers / Raymond Carver --
That silent evening / Galway Kinnell --
This is how memory works / Patricia Hampl --
"The purpose of time is to prevent everything from happening at once" / X.J. Kennedy. 9. I feel our kinship. Death mask / Edward Field --
That's the sum of it / David Ignatow --
Suck it up / Paul Zimmer --
The day the tree fell down / Jack LaZebnik --
White autumn / Robert Morgan --
Naked / Jennifer Michael Hecht --
Slow children at play / Cecilia Woloch --
Driving to town late to mail a letter / Robert Bly --
[My brother's in Wyoming ...] / Gary Young --
My brother / Denver Butson --
Still life / Carl Sandburg --
The changing light / Lawrence Ferlinghetti --
At the fishhouses / Elizabeth Bishop --
A man in Maine / Philip Booth --
The war in the air / Howard Nemerov --
In the middle / Barbara Crooker --
Are you tired of me, my darling? / Traditional --
On a night of snow / Elizabeth Coatsworth --
Closing in on the harvest / Leo Dangel --
Reconciliation / Walt Whitman --
Tie the strings to my life, my Lord / Emily Dickinson --
The last waltz / Alden Nowlan --
Rye whiskey / Traditional --
Let old Nellie stay / Traditional --
In praise of my bed / Meredith Holmes --
Poem for the family / Susan Cataldo --
In bed with a book / Mona Van Duyn --
My father gets up in the middle of the night to watch an old movie / Dennis Trudell --
A prayer in the prospect of death / Robert Burns --
Diner / Louis Jenkins --
When death comes / Mary Oliver --
At my funeral / Willis Barnstone --
The wish to be generous / Wendell Berry --
Last poem / Ted Berrigan. 10. Simpler than I could find words for. Just now / W.S. Merwin --
Psalm 51 --
Dawn revisited / Rita Dove --
Crossing the bar / Alford, Lord Tennyson --
Morning swim / Maxine Kumin.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor.
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Presents a collection of inspirational poems by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver.

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