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Covet

Lynnell Edwards

Publication Year: 2011

covet (kúh-vit)v. tr.: to desire, esp. to desire eagerly, to wish for, long for. As in to covet another’s belongings, the ghosts of households and fixtures, their voices or warnings. Ex: she coveted the fine table, the rich furnishings of her neighbor’s home. As in to covet the past, a lost year, a lost life or one not lived. Ex: turning the photograph of her parents over in her hand, she imagined their happiness and coveted what might have been. As in to eagerly wish for the health, well-being of one for whom responsibility is given, or a child. Ex: she coveted, above all, happiness for her sons. Or, to want that (i.e. person) which one may not have, desire to possess another. Ex: thou shalt not covet.

Published by: Red Hen Press

Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication

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Heartleaf

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pp. 11-13

Instructions for My Sons

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pp. 15

To Rake Leaves

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pp. 16-17

Bird

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pp. 18-19

Photo Shoot

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pp. 20

from The Catalogue, Locust Grove Fall Antique Show, 2006

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pp. 21

Oak Lady’s Desk with Two Drawers

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pp. 22

Silver Demitasse Spoon, Engraved with Letter “B” (one only)

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pp. 23

Early Baskets from a Home in Massachusetts

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pp. 24

Kentucky Cherry Bedside Table with Turned Legs (very fine)

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pp. 25

Instructions for my sons

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pp. 26-27

Advent Story

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pp. 29

No, Gracias

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pp. 30-31

Chidden (whatever that means)

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pp. 32

B is for Blind

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pp. 33

Hunt

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pp. 34-35

Reporting Live

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pp. 36-37

After Making Love We Figure Out the Rest of the Day and Then Get the Hell Out of Bed

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pp. 38-39

First, Hunger

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pp. 40

My Friend Plays Old Time Music in My Kitchen

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pp. 41

Instructions for My Sons

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pp. 42-43

Thomas Merton in Bermuda

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pp. 44-45

The Science of Seventh Grade

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pp. 46-47

Triptych for Early Spring

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pp. 48-50

Instructions for My Sons

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pp. 51

Easter Monday

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pp. 52

Only This Time, Only This Place

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pp. 53

Prodigal

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pp. 54-55

Camera Obscura

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pp. 56-57

Severe Warning

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pp. 58

from The Catalogue, Locust Grove Spring Antique Show, 2007

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pp. 59

Pewter Child’s Cup and Saucer Late 19th c.

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pp. 60

Tinderbox Chamberstick w/Flint and Cover from Hazel Hamilton

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pp. 61

Oak Kitchen Table from the Victorian Era with Reeded Legs, Molded Skirt

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pp. 62

Silverplate, $3 each piece

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pp. 63

Prisms, $1

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pp. 64

Available Light

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pp. 65-66

Choosing Pink

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pp. 67-68

Descent to Boathouse After Stroke

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pp. 69-70

August Heat

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pp. 71

Ginkgo Biloba

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pp. 72

Suite for Red River Gorge

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pp. 73-77

Catharsis Aura

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pp. 78-79

About the Author

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pp. 80


E-ISBN-13: 9781597093316
Print-ISBN-13: 9781597091718
Print-ISBN-10: 1597091715

Page Count: 80
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: First