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See You in the Dark

Poems

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Publication Year: 2012

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is an acclaimed novelist, editor, essayist, memoirist, and translator. She lives in New York City.

Published by: Northwestern University Press

Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

The following poems and short prose pieces appeared first in these publications: “Coda” in Agni; “Flu” in Ascent; “Sleeping Dancers” in Denver Quarterly; “Hurricanes” in the Iowa Review; “The Key” in Poet Lore; “Projections,” “First Fig at Fifty,” and “Sarah and Jack Dancing in 1959” in Poetry East; ...

Greeting

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pp. 3-4

I.

Pink Tree

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pp. 7-18

First Fig at Fifty

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pp. 8-19

The Impossible Dream

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pp. 9-20

Refugees

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pp. 10-21

Carol the Witch

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pp. 11-22

Written on Waking

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pp. 12-23

Flu

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pp. 13-14

Trail

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pp. 15-26

Untranslatable

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pp. 16-27

Pickles

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pp. 17-28

Reading the Hair

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pp. 18-19

Saint Alexius’s Mother

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pp. 20-21

Everything Is Evaluated

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pp. 22-33

Sleeping with Him

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pp. 23-34

Butterfly in the Lecture Hall

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pp. 24-35

II.

How to Approach a New Idea

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pp. 27-28

The Second Grade Visits the Art Museum

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pp. 29-40

Projections

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pp. 30-41

Ars Poetica, or Soup

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pp. 31-32

Repotting

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pp. 33-44

So You Want to Be a Druid

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pp. 34-45

Man with Unspoken Words

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pp. 35-46

TraumaMan

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pp. 36-47

Man . . . According to the Movies

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pp. 37-48

Woman . . . According to the Movies

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pp. 38-49

Two from Catullus

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pp. 39-50

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Shrinking Verlaine

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pp. 40-42

When as a college student I first encountered Verlaine’s most famous poem, I was delighted and enchanted. As with long familiarity of so many kinds, enchantment can lead irresistibly to parody. What follows are the original and successively diminished English versions. ...

Alternate Histories

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pp. 43-54

The Boy Obsessed

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pp. 44-46

III.

Love’s Outlaws

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pp. 49-60

Emotion

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pp. 50-61

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Not Quite Missed Connections, Craigslist.org

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pp. 51-62

You were the boy with the crew cut sitting on my left in the Phoenix Theater on Twelfth Street, a Sunday matinee in September. I was the girl dressed all in black, alone. Do you remember me? Please let me know. I stayed in my seat during the intermission to work on the Times crossword puzzle. The theme was existentialism. ...

The Girdle

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pp. 52-63

Cement Backyard

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pp. 53-64

Not Quite Gone

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pp. 54-55

The Afterlife

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pp. 56-67

A Very Lavish Wedding

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pp. 57-68

Chewing Thread

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pp. 58-69

Conjecturing

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pp. 59-70

Thank You Note

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pp. 60-71

Consider Pain

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pp. 61-72

A Moment’s Peace

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pp. 62-73

Wind Dummy

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pp. 63-74

Winter Soldier

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pp. 64-66

IV.

Significant Cities

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pp. 69-80

Watching Them Go

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pp. 70-81

Hurricanes

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pp. 71-82

In Between

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pp. 72-83

On My Knees

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pp. 73-84

Ecstasy

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pp. 74-85

To the Younger Lover

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pp. 75-86

Lights Out

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pp. 76-87

The Key

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pp. 77-88

Christmas Cactus

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pp. 78-89

V.

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Sleeping Dancers

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pp. 81-82

To liven things up at the sleep clinic—for as you can imagine, watching the insomniacs sleep and keeping track of the charts and flickering dials can be a soporific job—we decided to try something new. We invited our clients in pairs. Bring a friend, we advertised. Or sleep with a stranger if you must: leave it to us and we’ll make all the necessary arrangements. ...

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Coda

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pp. 83-86

The doctors, our families, everyone assumed we would choose the surgery right away. We were told it was easier and less problematic in infancy than later on. But we couldn’t bring ourselves to expose a newborn to that kind of risk, plus God knows what pain and trauma. Was it really worth it simply to remove something that was even—it sounds crazy, I know, but—kind of cute? ...

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Sarah and Jack Dancing in 1959

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pp. 87-98

I used to get a flush of sentiment, glancing at my parents in this ritualized pose, but now the more I study the photo, the more opaque, the more distant they become. My father is not even really offering himself to the camera. His self-satisfied smile—I’m pretty sure that’s a smile and not clamped-teeth submission— is quite private, ...

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Near November

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pp. 88-90

The terrible mocking blue sky is finally gone and we are all glad, even the obedient ones who have taken up their daily rounds, pretending that life will be as before. The sky has paled, the warmth drained from the air, and still we come each morning with our boxes of chalk, our knee pads, our goggles. ...

Notes

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pp. 91-102


E-ISBN-13: 9780810165731
Print-ISBN-13: 9780810127999

Page Count: 104
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: New
Volume Title: 1

OCLC Number: 867786138
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