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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-x
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  1. Dreamless and Possible: New Poems
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Dancers
  2. p. 3
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  1. Burning Bush
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Another Letter to the Soul
  2. p. 6
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  1. The Radio Is Playing Strauss
  2. p. 7
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  1. Time Travel
  2. p. 8
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  1. The Hot Corner
  2. p. 9
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  1. The Dream of ’64
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. At Midnight
  2. p. 12
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  1. I Remember the Queen’s Review of the NATO Fleet
  2. p. 13
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  1. Tiger Tiger
  2. p. 14
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  1. Dust to Dust
  2. p. 15
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  1. Home Is the Sailor
  2. p. 16
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  1. Face
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Letting Things Go
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Jung Doubts
  2. p. 21
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  1. Desperados
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. The “President” Speaks Out on the Issues, 2006
  2. p. 24
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  1. Marsh
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  1. Circles in the Shell of the Ear
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. The New Creation
  2. p. 28
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  1. Unaccountable
  2. p. 29
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  1. Something Borrowed
  2. p. 30
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  1. “I Have Wasted My Life”
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. July
  2. p. 33
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  1. Mercy
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Visitation
  2. p. 36
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  1. Love Calls Us to the Things of the Other World
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. The Mysterious Courtesy of Fondness
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. from The Crime of Luck (1976) & Why Shouldn’t I (1977)
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. The Wu General Writes from Far Away
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. Dear Mrs. Terry
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. The Bell Maker
  2. p. 47
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  1. Hymn for His Hands
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. Chance
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. The Rose Fields
  2. p. 52
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  1. Figure Fishing at Night
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. from Though Silence: The Ling Wei Texts (1982)
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. Introduction: A Reverie
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. Ling Wei in Exile
  2. p. 59
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  1. Ling Wei in His Refuge, Watching
  2. p. 60
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  1. Ling Wei on the North-Road
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. Ling Wei Parable
  2. p. 63
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  1. Ling Wei’s Small Song for His Home Valley
  2. p. 64
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  1. Four Crystal Women Stepping Out
  2. p. 65
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  1. Sayings of the Boatman
  2. p. 66
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  1. Ling Wei’s First Day in the City
  2. p. 67
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  1. Small Impressions Lost Beyond the North
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. Parable of the Fortune Teller
  2. p. 70
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  1. Three Leaf-Thoughts for Kuan
  2. p. 71
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  1. What Ling Wei Thinks About War
  2. p. 72
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  1. Winter Sequence
  2. p. 73
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  1. Devil-Mere
  2. p. 74
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  1. from Sea Change (1985)
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. Aboard the San Juan Ferry
  2. p. 77
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  1. A Reminder to the Current President
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. At the Equinox
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. Flights the Wire Bird Watches
  2. p. 82
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  1. In Grey Water: The Day
  2. pp. 83-85
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  1. Keeping Watch Under a Lamp Post in the Deep Wood . . .
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. Liberty & Ten Years of Return
  2. pp. 88-89
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  1. Paid in Full
  2. p. 90
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  1. Ramon’s Letter
  2. p. 91
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  1. Seascape
  2. p. 92
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  1. The Voyage
  2. p. 93
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  1. The Pitcher’s Pride
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. The Death of Giovine
  2. p. 96
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  1. from Sweet Afton (1991)
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. SWEET AFTON, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1, 1937
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  1. Old Nicholsen Himself
  2. p. 101
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  1. Pale Rachel’s Ancient Point of View
  2. p. 102
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  1. Master Ronald Westman, Excluded from the Tea
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. Cloudia’s Angel
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. Eldon Clay and the Reverend’s Wife
  2. p. 107
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  1. Bluestocking
  2. pp. 108-109
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  1. Edgar Cloony’s Courtship of Miss Emiline
  2. p. 110
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  1. The Runaways’ Story
  2. p. 111
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  1. Elizabeth’s Story
  2. pp. 112-113
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  1. Old Lecher Errat
  2. p. 114
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  1. Plato Hall
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. The Spinster Annibel Collier
  2. p. 117
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  1. The Gallery of Plato Hall
  2. pp. 118-122
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  1. This Is the Narrator, This Is I . . .
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. from Memory and Heaven (1997)
  2. pp. 125-126
  1. Alienation
  2. p. 127
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  1. Four Solitudes
  2. pp. 128-129
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  1. The Ecstasy of Ceasing to Know
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. Elegy at the Onset of Winter
  2. p. 132
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  1. Dialectic from Three Windows
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Blessing’s Precision
  2. pp. 135-136
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  1. Night Flight Letter to Weldon Kees Found Wadded Up . . .
  2. pp. 137-138
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  1. Streets
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. The Contemporary Theorist Alone at Dusk in His Chair by the Sea
  2. p. 141
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  1. Talk with the Moon
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. You Sailed Away, Oh Yes You Did
  2. p. 144
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  1. The Record Player
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. The Pipes of Oblivion
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  1. Everything
  2. pp. 148-149
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  1. Mean and Stupid
  2. pp. 150-151
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  1. Stay with Me
  2. pp. 152-153
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  1. The Cry
  2. pp. 154-155
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  1. Brownie Hawkeye
  2. p. 156
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  1. The Ride
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. Window
  2. pp. 159-160
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  1. Exclusivity
  2. pp. 161-162
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  1. from Just Waking (2003)
  2. pp. 163-164
  1. If the House
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  1. The Fugitive Lover Says “I’m Telling You”
  2. pp. 166-168
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  1. Here in a Provident Stillness
  2. pp. 169-170
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  1. Like Feelings
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Two Poems, with Death Betwixt
  2. pp. 173-175
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  1. He Thinks of the Sea
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. The Treetop Mole
  2. pp. 178-179
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  1. The Dove
  2. pp. 180-181
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  1. Nefertiti
  2. p. 182
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  1. Through Light Rain I Wave Goodbye
  2. p. 183
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  1. Close to the Vein
  2. p. 184
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  1. At James Island, Early June
  2. pp. 185-186
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  1. from Light’s Ladder (2004)
  2. pp. 187-188
  1. If He Remembers June Light in Oslo
  2. p. 189
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  1. Running
  2. pp. 190-191
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  1. Trusting the Beads
  2. pp. 192-194
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  1. History
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. If the World Were Glass
  2. p. 197
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  1. A Party on the Way to Rome
  2. pp. 198-199
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  1. The Counterchime
  2. pp. 200-201
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  1. 1974
  2. p. 202
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  1. He Writes to the Soul
  2. pp. 203-204
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  1. King of the Butterflies
  2. pp. 205-207
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  1. The Fire Elegies
  2. pp. 208-211
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  1. A Christmas Ode After the Fashion of Michael Heffernan . . .
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  1. All Day at the Brainard Pioneer Cemetery
  2. pp. 213-215
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  1. Cole Porter
  2. pp. 216-217
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  1. Keats
  2. p. 218
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  1. Like Rain Descending
  2. p. 219
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  1. The New Orpheus
  2. p. 220
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  1. Heaven
  2. pp. 221-222
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 223-226
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  1. About the Poet
  2. p. 227
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  1. A Note on the Type
  2. p. 228
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