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Zeppo's First Wife : New and Selected Poems

By: Mazur, Gail.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Phoenix Poets: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (309 p.).ISBN: 9780226514505.Subject(s): American poetryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Zeppo's First Wife : New and Selected PoemsDDC classification: 811.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- New Poems -- Enormously Sad -- Blue Umbrella -- American Ghazal -- Acadia -- At First, They -- Queenie -- Dana Street, December -- The Swamp Trail -- Now: -- The Mission -- Cape Air -- Cemetery Road -- Night Visitation -- September -- Black Ducks -- A Small Door -- To Whoever May Be Concerned: -- Rudy's Tree -- To X -- Seven Sons -- Waterlilies -- Zeppo's First Wife -- Five Poems Entitled "Questions" -- Maybe It's Only the Monotony -- Not Crying -- Evening -- I Wish I Want I Need -- Young Apple Tree, December -- The Weskit -- Penumbra -- Last Night
My Dream after Mother Breaks Her Hip -- They Can't Take That Away from Me -- Hypnosis -- At the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic -- Girl in a Library -- Twenty Lines before Breakfast -- Wakeful before Tests -- Shangri-la -- Two Bedrooms -- Poems -- Michelangelo: To Giovanni da Pistoia When the Author Was Painting the Vault of the Sistine Chapel -- Air Drawing -- Leah's Dream -- Then -- Right Now -- Keep Going -- The Beach -- Low Tide -- To Begin This Way Every Day -- Three Provincetown Mornings -- Insomnia at Daybreak -- Two Worlds: A Bridge -- The Acorn -- I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Mensch in the Morning -- In Houston -- Whatever They Want -- Desire -- Bedroom at Arles -- Poem for Christian, My Student -- May, Home after a Year Away -- Bluebonnets -- Fracture Santa Monica -- The Idea of Florida during a W inter Thaw -- Snake in the Grass -- Blue -- Why You Travel -- After the Storm, August -- A Green Watering Can -- Maternal -- Ware's Cove -- Ice -- Traces -- Phonic -- Pennies from Heaven -- Another Tree -- Revenant -- Yahrzeit -- Family Plot -- Foliage -- The Common -- At Boston Garden, the First Night of War, 1991 -- Poem Ending with Three Lines of Wordsworth's
Lilacs on Brattle Street -- A Small Plane from Boston to Montpelier -- From The Pose of Happiness (1986) -- Mashpee, 1979 -- Mashpee, 1952 -- After the Fire -- Ruins -- Mashpee Wine -- Reading Akhmatova -- Next Door -- Fallen Angels -- In the Dark Our Story -- In the Garment District -- A Deck of Cards -- Teeth -- Being Sick -- Elementary Education -- The Horizontal Man -- Jewelweed -- Pears -- Early Winter -- Anomie -- Norumbega Park -- Daylight -- Hurricane Watch -- Dog Days, Sweet Everlasting -- Longfellow Park, August -- Dutch Tulips -- Listening to Baseball in the Car
Two Months in the Country -- Graves -- Afterward -- To RTSL, 1985 -- Spring Planting -- From NIGHTFIRE (1978) -- Baseball
Summary: from Enormously Sad . . . Sad, so sad-compared to what? To your earlier more oblivious state? It never was oblivious enough- always those presentiments of sadness prickling the limbic. Now a voice says, Get outside yourself, go walk on the flats. The tide's gone out- but your little metal detector will detect little metallic coins of enormous sadness in the teeming wet sand, and then, the tide will come back, erasing, cleansing! And you, standing there in the salty scouring air- will you still be enormously sad, While the other world, outside your tiny purview, struck by iron, reels? World of
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- New Poems -- Enormously Sad -- Blue Umbrella -- American Ghazal -- Acadia -- At First, They -- Queenie -- Dana Street, December -- The Swamp Trail -- Now: -- The Mission -- Cape Air -- Cemetery Road -- Night Visitation -- September -- Black Ducks -- A Small Door -- To Whoever May Be Concerned: -- Rudy's Tree -- To X -- Seven Sons -- Waterlilies -- Zeppo's First Wife -- Five Poems Entitled "Questions" -- Maybe It's Only the Monotony -- Not Crying -- Evening -- I Wish I Want I Need -- Young Apple Tree, December -- The Weskit -- Penumbra -- Last Night

My Dream after Mother Breaks Her Hip -- They Can't Take That Away from Me -- Hypnosis -- At the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic -- Girl in a Library -- Twenty Lines before Breakfast -- Wakeful before Tests -- Shangri-la -- Two Bedrooms -- Poems -- Michelangelo: To Giovanni da Pistoia When the Author Was Painting the Vault of the Sistine Chapel -- Air Drawing -- Leah's Dream -- Then -- Right Now -- Keep Going -- The Beach -- Low Tide -- To Begin This Way Every Day -- Three Provincetown Mornings -- Insomnia at Daybreak -- Two Worlds: A Bridge -- The Acorn -- I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Mensch in the Morning -- In Houston -- Whatever They Want -- Desire -- Bedroom at Arles -- Poem for Christian, My Student -- May, Home after a Year Away -- Bluebonnets -- Fracture Santa Monica -- The Idea of Florida during a W inter Thaw -- Snake in the Grass -- Blue -- Why You Travel -- After the Storm, August -- A Green Watering Can -- Maternal -- Ware's Cove -- Ice -- Traces -- Phonic -- Pennies from Heaven -- Another Tree -- Revenant -- Yahrzeit -- Family Plot -- Foliage -- The Common -- At Boston Garden, the First Night of War, 1991 -- Poem Ending with Three Lines of Wordsworth's

Lilacs on Brattle Street -- A Small Plane from Boston to Montpelier -- From The Pose of Happiness (1986) -- Mashpee, 1979 -- Mashpee, 1952 -- After the Fire -- Ruins -- Mashpee Wine -- Reading Akhmatova -- Next Door -- Fallen Angels -- In the Dark Our Story -- In the Garment District -- A Deck of Cards -- Teeth -- Being Sick -- Elementary Education -- The Horizontal Man -- Jewelweed -- Pears -- Early Winter -- Anomie -- Norumbega Park -- Daylight -- Hurricane Watch -- Dog Days, Sweet Everlasting -- Longfellow Park, August -- Dutch Tulips -- Listening to Baseball in the Car

Two Months in the Country -- Graves -- Afterward -- To RTSL, 1985 -- Spring Planting -- From NIGHTFIRE (1978) -- Baseball

from Enormously Sad . . . Sad, so sad-compared to what? To your earlier more oblivious state? It never was oblivious enough- always those presentiments of sadness prickling the limbic. Now a voice says, Get outside yourself, go walk on the flats. The tide's gone out- but your little metal detector will detect little metallic coins of enormous sadness in the teeming wet sand, and then, the tide will come back, erasing, cleansing! And you, standing there in the salty scouring air- will you still be enormously sad, While the other world, outside your tiny purview, struck by iron, reels? World of

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