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Halfway to Silence (1980) [Collection]
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Pure lyric poems come rarely in any poet's life. When they do, they must be treasured as gifts from the White Goddess, "sister of the mirage and echo."

To May Sarton, poetry has been life's deepest creative passion. It has always reflected the preoccupations of her mind and emotions as she has progressed through more than five decades of experiencing the natural world, love and friendship, and the crises of the times. But until recently, she had felt that the last lyric mood was past. Then, abruptly, her life took a new turn, and a marvelously musical flow of short poems came from her pen.

They are collected here, in this small volume -- a mode that is perhaps not currently fashionable, but one which has outlasted all others in the long history of poetry itself.


  • Airs Above the Ground
  • I.
    • After All These Years
    • Two Songs
    • The Oriole
    • Old Trees
    • A Voice
    • The Balcony
    • The Myths Return
    • Time for Rich Silence
    • Three Things
    • The Lady of the Lake
    • First Autumn
    • Mal du Départ
  • II.
    • Jealousy
    • Control
    • Along a Brook
    • Beggar, Queen, and Ghost
    • The Country of Pain
    • Out of Touch
    • At the Black Rock
  • III.
    • The Turning of the Wind
    • After the Storm
    • Love
    • Of Molluscs
    • June Wind
    • The Summer Tree
    • Late Autumn
    • The Geese
    • Autumn Sonnets
    • Pruning the Orchard
    • Old Lovers at the Ballet
  • IV.
    • On Sark
    • In Suffolk
    • A Winter Notebook
    • Of the Muse

Original title: Halfway to SIlence: New Poems
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Halfway to Silence (1980)
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Language: English

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Halfway to Silence (1980)

ISBN: 0393009920

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