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WAITING FOR THE BELOVED

ALLY ACKER

Publication Year: 1999

"This is a book about beauty...pain...self-revelation...a brave transparency to existence and all it brings." --Jane Hirshfield

Published by: Red Hen Press

Frontmatter

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pp. 3-6

Contents

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pp. 7-10

Section I. The River You Can’t Swim Across

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p. 11-11

The Silk Kimono

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p. 12-12

Faith & Fire

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p. 13-13

Wildness, Holiness

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pp. 14-15

The River You Can’t Swim Across

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p. 16-16

Wild Orchid

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p. 17-17

Desire Reconsidered

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pp. 18-19

Allegiances & Inebriations

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p. 20-20

Slumming

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p. 21-21

Naumkeag

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pp. 22-24

Winter Bird Song

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p. 25-25

She-Bear

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pp. 26-27

The Farm

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p. 28-28

The Meeting of Meadow and Field

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p. 29-29

The Apples

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pp. 30-32

The Illusion

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Summer

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p. 34-34

The Narrow Passage

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p. 35-35

Betrayal

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pp. 36-37

On Not Letting Go

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p. 38-38

Section II. Shapes of a Slow Wind

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p. 39-39

The Light We Carry

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p. 40-40

Forgetting with the Dark

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Dancing Man

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pp. 42-44

Soft in the Woods

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p. 45-45

Shapes of a Slow Wind

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pp. 46-47

The Haunted Softness of Your Hands

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pp. 48-49

Inversion

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p. 50-50

Hummingbird

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p. 51-51

The Way Rivers Mark the World

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pp. 52-54

The Way Angels Do Nothing

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p. 55-55

Hamburger and Steak

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pp. 56-58

Infidelity

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p. 59-59

Waiting For the Beloved

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pp. 60-61

Solstice: The Longest Night

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pp. 62-63

Section III. Song for an Open Sky

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p. 65-65

The Laundromat

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p. 66-66

Song for an Open Sky

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p. 67-67

Solstice For Spring

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pp. 68-69

A Fable

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p. 70-70

Naomi

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p. 71-71

One Night

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p. 72-72

So Much Light

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p. 73-73

Assateague

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pp. 74-75

Tiny Boats

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pp. 76-77

What Can She Weep at Three?

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pp. 78-80

Seedlings

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p. 81-81

The Healer

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pp. 82-83

Resurrection

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pp. 84-85

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About the Author

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pp. 88-89

Ally Acker has been the recipient of several poetry awards including the Chester H. Jones Foundation Award, the Carl Sandburg Centennial Award and the Garden Street Press Award which...


E-ISBN-13: 9781597097802
Print-ISBN-13: 9781888996111

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 1999

Edition: First