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Selected poems of Thomas Merton.

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: [New York], [New Directions Pub. Corp.], [1967]
Series: New Directions paperbook, 85.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Enl. edView all editions and formats
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"This enlarged edition of Selected Poems by Father Merton are for the most part lyrical and devotional, but the group of poems from Emblems shows the poet's increasing engagement with life outside the monastery and his strong concern for modern social issues. This volume offers a more representative sampling of the work of a prominent Catholic poet and one of the most vital American poets of the 20th century.".
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
ISBN: 0811201007 9780811201001
OCLC Number: 946190
Description: xvii, 140 pages 18 cm.
Contents: Lent in a year of war --
The flight into Egypt --
Song for Our Lady of Cobre --
The night train --
Saint Jason --
The messenger --
The regret --
Aubade: Lake Erie --
Poe, "Watching among the --
" --
For my brother: Reported missing in action, 1943 --
The winter's night --
In memory of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca --
The Trappist abbey: Matins --
Evening --
Ariadne at the labyrinth --
St. Agnes: a responsory --
Song from Crossportion's pastoral --
The man in the wind --
Ariadne --
Tropics --
Ash Wednesday --
Crusoe --
April --
The Greek women --
Calypso's island --
The Ohio River --
Louisville --
The house of Caiphas --
Aubade: Harlem --
Dirge for a town in France --
Aubade: the city --
The peril --
Advent --
Carol --
The Candlemas procession --
Cana --
St. Paul --
Trappists, working --
St. Alberic --
The biography --
After the night office --
Gethsemani Abbey --
The Trappist cemetery --
Gethsemani --
La Salette --
Landscape, prophet and wild dog. (Cont.) Landscape: Beast --
The heavenly city --
Three postcards from the monastery --
On the anniversary of my baptism --
Duns scotus --
Evening: Zero weather --
Freedom as experience --
The sowing of meanings --
The landfall --
The reader --
St. Malachy --
The captives --
A psalm --
In the rain and the sun --
Dry places --
A responsory, 1948 --
A psalm --
Senescente mundo --
Elegy for the monastery barn --
The guns of Fort Knox --
Spring storm --
Landscape --
Birdcage walk --
Wisdom --
To a severe nun --
"When in the soul of the serene disciple --
" --
A practical program for monks --
Song: In the shows of the round ox --
An elegy for five old ladies --
The Moslems' angel of death --
O sweet irrational worship --
A picture of Lee Ying --
Grace's house --
Love winter when the plant says nothing --
What to think when it rains blood --
And the children of Birmingham --
Chant to be used in processions around a site with furnaces. (Cont.) An elegy for Ernest Hemingway --
Advice to a young prophet --
The fall --
Night-flowering cactus --
Why some look up to planets and heroes --
There has to be a jail for ladies --
Elegy for James Thurber --
A messenger from the horizon --
Song for nobody.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 85.
Responsibility: With an introd. by Mark Van Doren.

Abstract:

"This enlarged edition of Selected Poems by Father Merton are for the most part lyrical and devotional, but the group of poems from Emblems shows the poet's increasing engagement with life outside the monastery and his strong concern for modern social issues. This volume offers a more representative sampling of the work of a prominent Catholic poet and one of the most vital American poets of the 20th century.".

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