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Shadowing the Ground (1991) [Collection]
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Contents:
One
- The world is so difficult to give up
- Now that he is aging
- More and more you are growing old
- The sunlight, piercing the gloom of this house
- Sometimes I think I've lived too long
- I want a poem that tells itself
- This is the solution: to be happy with slaughter
- The other world is of the spirit
- Old men spend their days farting
- When I was a tiny mouselike creature
- Here I am, with mike in hand, shooting down the rapids
- I killed a fly
- Why was I born if I have to die
- I am leaving earth with little knowledge of it
- Bearing leaves again
- Because words have no effect upon the wind
- The leaves of the tree hide the sun
- I want to write a poem that will make me happy
- At the water's edge of a deserted beach
- I'm going back to something
- The face of branches
- I close my eyes like a good little boy
- We can't write ourselves into eternal life
- Do you know what you are doing, you fool of a cosmos
- Here I am
- Death and life are intimates
- The fish that lives at the bottom
- If we could be brought to the surface
Two
- I hear a child singing
- What I had witnessed had been lived through
- On the side panel of a truck this sign
- I'm very well, thanks
- White-haired, I walk on my parents
- Mother, how wrinkled and old must you become
- You who gave me birth between your sturdy legs
- Father fell backwards off the stool
- You may love your father
- I would be buried beside my parents
- When two people intimately involved begin to drift apart
- When I look at her eyes
- You understand the lonely life I live
- We are an aging couple
- I don't know which to mourn
- Now I feel so far from you
- It is death to be alone
- Lying between her legs
- I see a man under the trees
- Woman, that you know of death is a blessing
- This longing to be healed in you
- The world opens as you receive me
- When the hand refuses to hold the pen
Three
- The world into which I was born
- How lonely it is to live
- Think that you are vanishing from this room
- I carry on a debate between the living
- When one's eyes are open, one may say
- I just know I am growing near to death
- No such luck: No one will jump
- About death, I have no compunctions
- We regret the sunsets and flowers we ingnored
- I must train myself to no longer exist
- What about dying?
- I have lived to find out
- Ignatow is dying
- I live with my contradictions

Original title: Shadowing the Ground
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: PoetryVerse


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Shadowing the Ground (1991)
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Language: English

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Shadowing the Ground (1991)


ISBN: 0819511978

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