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Household Tales of Moon and Water (1982) [Collection]
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This collection of forty-four poems by a Newbery Medal winner is a quiet celebration of domestic life. Willard describes personal events-the birth of her child, an imaginary conversation with her small son, tending her garden-and each poem becomes a story that elevates the commonplace and renders the ordinary special.


  • Night Light
  • Vision and Late Supper
  • Angels in Winter
  • Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him
  • Two Roman Goddesses
  • For You, Who Didn't Know
  • Nicholas, His Poem
  • The Child. The Ring. The Road.
  • Animals Running on a Windy Crown
  • A Humane Society
  • Arbor
  • No Bees. No Fragrance
  • The Sleep of the Painted Ladies
  • Lightness Remembered
  • The Photographer
  • The Photographer and the Moon
  • The Five Versions of the Icicle
  • How the Hen Sold Her Eggs to the Stingy Priest
  • Indian Pipe
  • Moss
  • Canna Lily
  • Fern
  • Mushroom
  • Tulip
  • When There Were Trees
  • The Ceremony of the Coconut
  • How to Stuff a Pepper
  • Original Strawberry
  • Saint Pumpkin
  • Bones, Scales, etc.
  • Wings, Quills, etc.
  • The Generous Body
  • Left-Handed Poem
  • The Healers
  • Being Mended
  • Out of War
  • In Praise of ABC
  • Family Picnic with Wine and Water
  • Two Allegorical Figures
  • Country Scene
  • Out of This World I Shall Discover Horses
  • No-Kings and the Calling of Spirits
  • My Life on the Road with Bread and Water
    • In Which I Meet Bread and Catch Water
    • In Which I Fall in with This Creature Water
    • In Which I Get What I Want and Get Nothing
    • In Which Water Gathers the Full Moon
    • In Which I Ask Water an Occasional Question
    • In Which I Meet Water Face to Face
    • In Which Water Gives His Life for Music
    • In Which Water Gives Me the Book of My Ancestors

Original title: Household Tales of Moon and Water
Original languages: English


Genre: Poetry

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Household Tales of Moon and Water (1982)
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Language: English

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Household Tales of Moon and Water (1982)

ISBN: 0156421844

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