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Author Thomas, Larry D., 1947- author

Title As if light actually matters : new & selected poems / Larry D. Thomas
Edition First edition
Published Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2015]
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Contents Driving home -- Chiaroscuro -- Coyanosa -- Glass mountains -- Near Alpine (far West Texas) -- Clarity -- Depression glass -- Lucius -- Rattlers -- Coyotes in winter -- The light -- For what or whom -- On stationery of light -- Deep woods -- Lye soap -- The draft -- Cantaloupes -- In the shade of my neglect -- Even the roses are ill -- Winter trees -- Housefly -- Gecko -- Bobcat -- Puma, cougar, panther, mountain lion -- Wolf in the rain -- Steers in summer, lowing -- The goatherd's fingers -- Munificence -- The dead shark -- Curandero -- Rudyard's Pub -- Sleepwalker -- The teacher -- Dark horse -- Jewel -- Pale horse, pale rider -- Signs -- Ghosts -- With a chest of wings, caliban in blue -- Our Lady of Guadalupe -- The dump -- Kimbell Art Museum -- Church, Taos Pueblo -- Shotguns, 1987 -- The security guard -- The docent -- The restorer -- The art preparators -- Taos light -- His hard art -- The old man and the sea -- Harmonica -- Piano tuner -- From: Amazing grace -- "Of dust thou art" -- The red raging waters -- String cadenza -- Primary colors -- Rattlesnake roundup -- Fox fire -- The slough -- Crows roosting -- Late sonata -- Of eyes wondrously wild -- Of beasts become angels -- Mooring line -- For wentletraps -- Still water -- Silverwork -- The light of Mexico -- From: Where skulls speak wind -- Wind -- Antique shop, after closing -- Mercado -- Poinsettias -- Road kill -- A place in the sun -- Of fathers and sons -- The night we were Gods -- Bluing -- Kaleidoscope -- Grandmother Thomas -- Mule trader -- The Cisco Kid -- Jake -- Aunt Mae and Uncle Worley's rocker -- Alzheimer's -- From: Stark beauty -- The skull seller -- Texas mountain laurel -- Bluebonnets -- The stroll -- Cotton -- The vacant lot -- When his end was near -- Harvest moon -- Drovers -- Over barbecue -- From the faraway nearby -- Bones -- Stark -- Western artist -- From: The fraternity of oblivion -- Rite -- The initiate -- A brother -- The tribe -- They left his face -- Procession -- The black hearts -- At perfect ease -- The virtuosa -- A pierced ear -- Of graven stone -- From: Larry D. Thomas: TCU Texas poet laureate series -- Neches River -- In the Voodoo Lounge -- Twin spinsters in blue -- The laws of his kind -- Crabber -- In the nacreous hours -- Apricots -- Bach -- Flaking the slate gravestones -- In Maine -- French Quarter -- A matter of color -- The dragonfly -- Crow with red sky -- Coma -- Minotaur -- From: The skin of light -- Skin -- First, it was Santa Claus -- The winter sky -- Gibbous moon -- As if -- Dying vulture at sundown -- The crow -- Sparrow egg -- Mayflies -- The lovers -- Apache child -- Hot pink, day-glo chartreuse, and electric blue -- Palimpsest -- Stained glass -- The miners -- Black-on-black -- From: A murder of crows -- The sparrow -- Old blue jay -- Starlings -- Driftwood gull -- Hawks -- Raptor -- Raven is his favorite verb -- A dark choir -- Crow -- Both the proposition and the proof -- Caged crow -- Old crow -- He's the dark mercury -- Crows in the rain -- Unabridged -- The pure, white crow -- Were I a crow -- From: Uncle Ernest -- The worshipers -- Stained overalls -- In his dream -- White plastic knives -- Windowsill -- Deep blues -- The hawk -- Blue moon -- The faded snapshot -- Warm eggs -- The folding wings -- From: The lobsterman's dream (poems of the coast of Maine) -- The ocean -- Monhegan Island -- Winter harbor -- Dory -- Scrimshaw -- The warning -- The lobster -- The lobsterman's dream -- The lighthouse keepers -- Mainers -- Tide pool touch tank -- From: Chapbooks: The circus; Plain pine; Five lavender minutes of an afternoon; and The red, candlelit darkness (complete) -- The circus -- The big top -- The house of mirrors -- The clown -- The elephant man -- The fat lady -- Hermaphrodite -- Siamese twins -- Plain pine -- Cool water -- The dark child -- Plain pine -- The big, red rooster -- Her untowelled woods -- Five lavender minutes of an afternoon -- "Mama Sug" -- Five lavender minutes of an afternoon -- Baby horny frogs (Texas Horned lizards) -- Of loaves and fishes -- Lake Balmorhea (far West Texas) -- The red, candlelit darkness (Chisos Mining Company, early 1900s, Terlingua, Texas) -- Silver pesos -- Candy and blue denim -- The warning -- Little rivers -- The bruja -- Rawhide buckets -- The miracle -- The faces -- Like the hands of bronze-fleshed clocks -- The burning -- The dazzling burro -- The mouths -- Red -- The sounds of devils -- The screams
Notes Print version record
Subject Texas -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1680030256 (electronic bk)
9781680030259 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Poems. Selections (Texas Review Press)