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Imago : poems

Author: Joseph O Legaspi; Global Filipino Literary Awards Collection (Library of Congress. Asian Division. Southeast Asia Team)
Publisher: Fort Lee, N.J. : CavanKerry Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This pair once belonged to my father, army green, golden on the thinning heels and toes, decades old-- they have disappeared into the dryer-netherworld only to return repeatedly, wiser than before-- their elastics still grasp my lower calves. When I slip into them, I see my father in his footwear, like Mercury, a copper-eyed young man, like myself, brewing with stormy promise, prepared to soar over the dusty world.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph O Legaspi; Global Filipino Literary Awards Collection (Library of Congress. Asian Division. Southeast Asia Team)
ISBN: 9781933880037 1933880031
OCLC Number: 122425190
Description: xvii, 83 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Poem for my navel --
Imagined love poem for my mother from my Father --
The wedding photograph --
My grandmother, in increments --
Watermelon --
Two elegies --
The bringers of bread --
Childhood elegy --
The sow --
Bat hunting --
Kite season --
Blood thirst --Brother --
Shoe box in early summer --
Nocturnal --
Sleeping together --
The circumcision --
The scheme of beauty --Desert postcards --
Typhoon --
Fetching my father --The eye of the wound --
Killing a chicken --
Faith healer --
Ode to my mother's hair --
Departure: July 30, 1984 --
The immigrants' son --
Alaska --The red sweater --
My father in the night --
The socks --
Men with breasts --
This face --
Visiting the manongs in a convalescent home in Delano --
California beaches --
First cigarette --
Little blackbird --
Three muses --
Sleep.
Responsibility: Joseph O. Legaspi ; foreword by Philip Levine.
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"This pair once belonged to my father, army green, golden on the thinning heels and toes, decades old-- they have disappeared into the dryer-netherworld only to return repeatedly, wiser than before-- their elastics still grasp my lower calves. When I slip into them, I see my father in his footwear, like Mercury, a copper-eyed young man, like myself, brewing with stormy promise, prepared to soar over the dusty world. Dear socks, don₂t lead me astray. Propel me from this dissatisfied life to places where my father has never been."

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