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Poems 1962-2012

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CONTENTS

Title Page

Copyright Notice

FIRSTBORN (1968)

I.
THE EGG

The Chicago Train

The Egg

Thanksgiving

Hesitate to Call

My Cousin in April

Returning a Lost Child

Labor Day

The Wound

Silverpoint

Early December in Croton-on-Hudson

II.
THE EDGE

The Edge

Grandmother in the Garden

Pictures of the People in the War

The Racer's Widow

Portrait of the Queen in Tears

Bridal Piece

My Neighbor in the Mirror

My Life Before Dawn

The Lady in the Single

The Cripple in the Subway

Nurse's Song

Seconds

Letter from Our Man in Blossomtime

The Cell

The Islander

Letter from Provence

Memo from the Cave

Firstborn

La Force

The Game

III.
COTTONMOUTH COUNTRY

Cottonmouth Country

Phenomenal Survivals of Death in Nantucket

Easter Season

Scraps

The Tree House

Meridian

Late Snow

To Florida

The Slave Ship

Solstice

The Inlet

Saturnalia

THE HOUSE ON MARSHLAND (1975)

I.
ALL HALLOWS

All Hallows

The Pond

Gretel in Darkness

For My Mother

Archipelago

The Magi

The Shad-blow Tree

Messengers

The Murderess

Flowering Plum

Nativity Poem

To Autumn

Still Life

For Jane Myers

Gratitude

Poem

The School Children

Jeanne d'Arc

Departure

Gemini

II.
THE APPLE TREES

The Undertaking

Pomegranate

Brennende Liebe

Abishag

12. 6. 71

Love Poem

Northwood Path

The Fire

The Fortress

Here Are My Black Clothes

Under Taurus

The Swimmer

The Letters

Japonica

The Apple Trees

DESCENDING FIGURE (1980)

I.
THE GARDEN

The Drowned Children

The Garden

Palais des Arts

Pietà

Descending Figure

Thanksgiving

II.
THE MIRROR

Epithalamium

Illuminations

The Mirror

Portrait

Tango

Swans

Night Piece

Portland, 1968

Porcelain Bowl

Dedication to Hunger

Happiness

III.
LAMENTATIONS

Autumnal

Aubade

Aphrodite

Rosy

The Dream of Mourning

The Gift

World Breaking Apart

The Return

Lamentations

THE TRIUMPH OF ACHILLES (1985)

I

Mock Orange

Metamorphosis

Brooding Likeness

Exile

Winter Morning

Seated Figure

Mythic Fragment

Hyacinth

The Triumph of Achilles

Baskets

Liberation

II

The Embrace

Marathon

Summer

III

The Reproach

The End of the World

The Mountain

A Parable

Day Without Night

Elms

Adult Grief

Hawk's Shadow

From the Japanese

Legend

Morning

Horse

ARARAT (1990)

Parodos

A Fantasy

A Novel

Labor Day

Lover of Flowers

Widows

Confession

A Precedent

Lost Love

Lullaby

Mount Ararat

Appearances

The Untrustworthy Speaker

A Fable

New World

Birthday

Brown Circle

Children Coming Home from School

Animals

Saints

Yellow Dahlia

Cousins

Paradise

Child Crying Out

Snow

Terminal Resemblance

Lament

Mirror Image

Children Coming Home from School

Amazons

Celestial Music

First Memory

THE WILD IRIS (1992)

The Wild Iris

Matins

Matins

Trillium

Lamium

Snowdrops

Clear Morning

Spring Snow

End of Winter

Matins

Matins

Scilla

Retreating Wind

The Garden

The Hawthorn Tree

Love in Moonlight

April

Violets

Witchgrass

The Jacob's Ladder

Matins

Matins

Song

Field Flowers

The Red Poppy

Clover

Matins

Heaven and Earth

The Doorway

Midsummer

Vespers

Vespers

Vespers

Daisies

End of Summer

Vespers

Vespers

Vespers

Early Darkness

Harvest

The White Rose

Ipomoea

Presque Isle

Retreating Light

Vespers

Vespers: Parousia

Vespers

Vespers

Sunset

Lullaby

The Silver Lily

September Twilight

The Gold Lily

The White Lilies

MEADOWLANDS (1996)

Penelope's Song

Cana

Quiet Evening

Ceremony

Parable of the King

Moonless Night

Departure

Ithaca

Telemachus' Detachment

Parable of the Hostages

Rainy Morning

Parable of the Trellis

Telemachus' Guilt

Anniversary

Meadowlands 1

Telemachus' Kindness

Parable of the Beast

Midnight

Siren

Meadowlands 2

Marina

Parable of the Dove

Telemachus' Dilemma

Meadowlands 3

The Rock

Circe's Power

Telemachus' Fantasy

Parable of Flight

Odysseus' Decision

Nostos

The Butterfly

Circe's Torment

Circe's Grief

Penelope's Stubbornness

Telemachus' Confession

Void

Telemachus' Burden

Parable of the Swans

Purple Bathing Suit

Parable of Faith

Reunion

The Dream

Otis

The Wish

Parable of the Gift

Heart's Desire

VITA NOVA (1999)

Vita Nova

Aubade

The Queen of Carthage

The Open Grave

Unwritten Law

The Burning Heart

Roman Study

The New Life

Formaggio

Timor Mortis

Lute Song

Orfeo

Descent to the Valley

The Garment

Condo

Immortal Love

Earthly Love

Eurydice

Castile

Mutable Earth

The Winged Horse

Earthly Terror

The Golden Bough

Evening Prayers

Relic

Nest

Ellsworth Avenue

Inferno

Seizure

The Mystery

Lament

Vita Nova

THE SEVEN AGES (2001)

The Seven Ages

Moonbeam

The Sensual World

Mother and Child

Fable

Solstice

Stars

Youth

Exalted Image

Reunion

Radium

Birthday

Ancient Text

From a Journal

Island

The Destination

The Balcony

Copper Beech

Study of My Sister

August

Summer at the Beach

Rain in Summer

Civilization

Decade

The Empty Glass

Quince Tree

The Traveler

Arboretum

Dream of Lust

Grace

Fable

The Muse of Happiness

Ripe Peach

Unpainted Door

Mitosis

Eros

The Ruse

Time

Memoir

Saint Joan

Aubade

Screened Porch

Summer Night

Fable

AVERNO (2006)

The Night Migrations

I

October

Persephone the Wanderer

Prism

Crater Lake

Echoes

Fugue

II

The Evening Star

Landscape

A Myth of Innocence

Archaic Fragment

Blue Rotunda

A Myth of Devotion

Averno

Omens

Telescope

Thrush

Persephone the Wanderer

A VILLAGE LIFE (2009)

Twilight

Pastoral

Tributaries

Noon

Before the Storm

Sunset

In the Café

In the Plaza

Dawn

First Snow

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