Cover

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pp. 1-1

Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vii

CONTENTS

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pp. viii-xi

I. ON THE MIRACLE OF NAMELESS FEELING

To Spirits of Fire After Harvest

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pp. 3-3

Some Kinds of Reading in Childhood

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pp. 4-4

The Fuel of an Infinite Life

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pp. 5-5

Grammar of This Life at Noon

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pp. 6-6

Geminid Showers & Health Care Reform

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pp. 7-7

Late Autumn Storms at Pigeon Point

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pp. 8-8

At the Solstice, a Yellow Fragment

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pp. 9-9

Early Sixties Christmas in the West

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pp. 10-10

The Vowels Pass By in English

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pp. 11-11

Something Has Been Reading the Fireroots

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pp. 12-12

The Body Politic Loses Her Hair

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pp. 13-13

In High Desert Under the Drones

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pp. 14-14

Between Semesters, the Fragments Follow Us

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pp. 15-15

We Saw the E Look Back

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pp. 16-16

I Heard Flame-Folder Spring Bring Red

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pp. 17-17

En Route to Bolinas, a Rose

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pp. 18-18

In the Room of Glass Breasts

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pp. 19-19

Equinox Ritual with Ravens & Pines

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pp. 20-20

To Leon, Born Before a Marathon

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pp. 21-21

Fable of Work in the World

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pp. 22-22

A Halting Probability, on a Train

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pp. 23-23

In Summer, Everything Is Something’s Twin

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pp. 24-24

To Stem the Time We Spent

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pp. 25-25

Facelessbook

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pp. 26-26

Two Summer Aubades, After John Clare

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pp. 27-27

The Practice of Talking to Plants

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pp. 28-28

Ecopoetics Minifesto: A Draft for Angie

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pp. 29-29

Foggy Animist Morning in the Vineyard

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pp. 30-30

Previous Dawn in the Next Field

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pp. 31-31

West Marin Night During Perseid Showers

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pp. 32-32

For One Whose Love Has Gone

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pp. 33-33

Patience Swoons in the Sword Ferns

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pp. 34-34

Between the Fire & the Flood

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pp. 35-35

Between the Souls & the Meteors

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pp. 36-36

Moaning Action at the Gas Pump

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pp. 37-37

Elegy for an Activist in Winter

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pp. 38-38

Autumn Ritual with Hate Turned Sideways

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pp. 39-39

Rituals with Food Before the Feast

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pp. 40-40

After the Feast at Year’s End

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pp. 41-41

Report on Visiting the District Office

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pp. 42-42

After a Death in Early Spring

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pp. 43-43

Imperishable Longing to Be with Others

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pp. 44-44

The Hour Until We See You

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pp. 45-45

Till It Finishes What It Does

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pp. 46-46

After a Very Long Difficult Day

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pp. 47-47

A Spiral Tries to Feel Again

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pp. 48-48

You Were in Sunlight Being Prepared

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pp. 49-49

On the Miracle of Nameless Feeling

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pp. 50-50

II. A SENSE OF THE LIVELY UNIT

As the Roots Prepare for Literature

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pp. 53-53

Summer Mountain Lightning & Some Music

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pp. 54-54

The Elements Are Mixed in Childhood

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pp. 55-55

At the Snow Line in Summer

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pp. 56-56

Sky of Omens, Floor of Fragments

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pp. 57-57

The Seeds Talk Back to Monsanto

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pp. 58-58

Coda: Suggested Activism for Endangered Seeds

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pp. 59-59

The Nets Between Solstice & Equinox

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pp. 60-60

Very Far Back in This Life

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pp. 61-61

To the Writing Students at Orientation

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pp. 62-62

The Letters Learn to Breathe Twice

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pp. 63-63

Local Warming & Early Autumn Butterflies

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pp. 64-64

Halfway Through Civilization, Late to Another

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pp. 65-65

Imitating a Squirrel at my Job

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pp. 66-66

Experiments with Poetry Are Taken Outdoors

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pp. 67-67

A Short Walk During Late Capitalism

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pp. 68-68

A Quiet Afternoon at the Office

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pp. 69-69

A Quiet Afternoon at the Office II

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pp. 70-70

When the Occupations Have Just Begun

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pp. 71-71

After the Orionids, Near the Plaza

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pp. 72-72

From the Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

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pp. 73-73

Short Anthem for the General Strike

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pp. 74-74

Mists From People As They Pass

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pp. 75-75

Types of Fire at the Strike

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pp. 76-76

o—o—o o—o—o o—o—o o—o—o

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pp. 77-77

A Brutal Encounter Recollected in Tranquility

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pp. 78-79

& the Tents Went Back Up

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pp. 80-80

2 Journal Entries During Occupy SF

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pp. 81-81

An Almanac of Coastal Winter Creatures

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pp. 82-82

The Second Half of the Survey

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pp. 83-83

Lyrid Meteor Showers During Your Dissertation

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pp. 84-84

Poem of Hope, Almost at Equinox

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pp. 85-85

Radical Lads, Blisters & Glad Summers

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pp. 86-86

Mystical Lichen Falls Through the Fonts

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pp. 87-87

Smart Galaxies Work with Our Mother

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pp. 93-104

In the Evening of the Search

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pp. 105-106

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & NOTES

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pp. 107-108

...The anti-drone demonstration photos taken by Kat Factor & Janet Weil; “Report on Visiting the District Office” by Karen Tedford; diamond planet from blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/08/26/former-sun-like-staris- now-a-diamond-planet...

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About the Author

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pp. 109-114

...Hillman teaches at St. Mary’s College of California where she is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry; she is an activist for social and environmental justice and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Robert Hass...