Green ash, red maple, black gum : new poems / by Michael Waters.

Author
Waters, Michael, 1949- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 1997.
Description
78 pages ; 23 cm.

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Series
Summary note
  • Michael Waters writes vivid, sensual poems that fuse our longings in this world with the human urge to glimpse whatever lies beyond. Waters' muse is Walt Whitman and, like much of Whitman's work, his poems challenge us to abide one another and embrace humanity's imperfections.
  • Viewing curiosities in a medical museum, Waters asks: "How then can I forget/ these jars stuffed with the invisible/ masses who touch us in our dreams, who steep/ our yearnings in their milky waters?" These generous poems, crafted syllable by syllable, speak to love and loss, our foibles and shortcomings, and the possibility of aesthetic and spiritual transcendence.
Contents
  • Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum
  • Two Baths
  • Airing the Mattress
  • Parthenopi
  • God at Forty
  • Swamp Rose Mallow
  • Everlasting Pea
  • New Age
  • Simple Happiness
  • Not Love
  • First Lesson: Winter Trees
  • Chrisoms
  • Ephrata
  • Avesta
  • New Hope
  • Morris Graves: Blind Bird, 1940
  • The Curiosities
  • Voyeur
  • Ssss
  • Snow Globe
  • Burning the Dolls
  • Snow Cone
  • Whitefish
  • First Mile
  • Rain: Lake Forgotten
  • Stoning the Birds
  • The Floating Wreaths
  • The Brooch
  • Herbs
  • Christ at the Apollo, 1962
  • The '66 Mets
  • Wasps
  • Last Joke
  • Driftwood.
ISBN
  • 188023842X (cloth)
  • 1880238438 (pbk.) :
LCCN
96086390
OCLC
36721276
RCP
C - S
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