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Author Wright, James, 1927-1980.

Title Collected poems / by James Wright
Edition [First edition]
Published Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [1971]


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 W'PONDS  810.54 W9512 A21/C  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The Quest -- Sitting in a Small Screenhouse on a Summer Morning -- A Fit against the Country -- The Seasonless -- The Horse -- The Fisherman -- A Girl in a Window -- On the Skeleton of a Hound -- Three Steps to the Graveyard -- Father -- Elegy in Firelit Room -- Arrangements with Earth for Three Dead Friends -- Lament for My Brother on a Hayrake -- She Hid in the Trees from the Nurses -- To a Defeated Savior -- To a Troubled Friend -- Poem for Kathleen Ferrier -- A Song for the Middle of the Night -- A Presentation of Two Birds to My Son -- To a Hostess Saying Good Night -- A Poem about George Doty in the Death House -- To a Fugitive -- Eleutheria -- Autumnal -- The Shadow and the Real -- Witches Waken the Natural World in Spring -- Morning Hymm to a Dark Girl -- The Quail -- Sappho -- A Gesture by a Lady with an Assumed Name -- Mutterings over the Crib of a Deaf Child -- The Angel -- The Assignation -- Come Forth -- Erinna to Sappho -- A Little Girl on Her Way to School -- My Grandmother's Ghost -- Complaint -- Paul -- An Offering for Mr. Bluehart -- Old Man Drunk -- Sparrows in a Hillside Drift -- A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack -- At Thomas Hardy's Birthplace, 1953 -- Evening -- Dog in a Cornfield -- On Minding One's Own Business -- The Morality of Poetry -- At the Slackening of the Tide -- All the Beautiful are Blameless -- In a Viennese Cemetery -- A Prayer in My Sickness -- The Cold Divinities -- The Revelation -- A Winter Day in Ohio -- Breath of Air -- In Shame and Humilitation -- The Accusation -- The Ghost -- The Alarm -- A Girl Walking into a Shadow -- But Only Mine -- What the Earth Asked Me -- The Refusal -- American Twilights, 1957 -- Devotions -- At the Executed Murder's Grave -- Saint Judas -- Ten Short Poems (From the Spanish of Juan Ramon Jimenez): Rose from the Sea, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- From Eternidades -- Rosebushes, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- Dreaming, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- Dreaming, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- From Diario de Poeta y Mar -- On the City Ramparts of Cadiz, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- From Diario de Poeta y Mar -- Moguer, from Diario de Poeta y Mar -- Life, from Eternidades -- I Want to Sleep (from the Spanish of Jorge Guillen) -- Nature Alive (Guillen) -- Love Song to a Morning (Guillen) -- Some Beasts (from the Spanish of Pablo Neruda) -- The Heights of Macchu Picchu, III (Neruda) -- Trumpets (from the German of Georg Trakl) -- De Profundis (Trakl) -- The Rats (Trakl) -- A Winter Night (Trakl) -- Sleep (Trakl) -- I Am Freed (from the Spanish of Cesar Vellejo) -- White Rose (Vallejo) -- A Divine Falling of Leaves (Vallejo) Our Daily Bread (Vellejo) -- The Eternal Dice (Vellejo) -- The Big People (Vallejo) -- Down to the Dregs (Vallejo) -- Not in Marble Palaces (from the Spanish of Pedro Salinas -- Anacreon's Grave (from the German of Goethe) -- As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter; I Think of an Ancient Chinese Governor -- Goodbye to the Poetry of Calcium -- In Fear of Harvests -- Three Stanzas from Goethe -- Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio -- Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota -- The Jewel -- In the Face of Hatred -- Fear is What Quickens Me -- A Message Hidden in an Empty Wine Bottle That I Threw Into a Gully of Maple Trees One Night at an Indecent Hour -- States of a Journey Westward -- How My Fever Left -- Miners -- In Ohio -- Two Poems About President Harding -- Eisenhower's Visit to Franco -- In Memory of a Spanish Poet -- The Undermining of the Defense Economy -- Twilights -- Two Hangovers -- Depressed by a Book of Bad Poetry, I Walk Toward an Unused Pasture and Invite the Insects to Join Me -- Two Horses Playing in the Orchard -- By a Lake in Minnesota -- Beginning -- From a Bus Window in Central Ohio, Just Before a Thunder Shower -- March -- Trying to Pray -- Two Spring Charms -- Spring Images -- Arriving in the Country Again -- In the Cold House -- Snowstorm in the Midwest -- Having Lost My Sons, I Confront the Wreckage of the Moon: Christmas, 1960 -- American Wedding -- A Prayer to Escape from the Market Place -- Rain -- Today I Was Happy, So I Made This Poem -- Mary Bly -- To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota -- I Was Afraid of Dying -- A Blessing -- Milkweed -- A Dream of Burial -- A Christmas Greeting -- The Minneapolis Poem -- Inscription for the Tank -- In Terror of Hospital Bills -- I Am a Sioux Brave, He Said in Minneapolis -- Gambling in Stateline, Nevada -- The Poor Washed Up by Chicago Winter -- An Elegy for the Poet Morgan Blum -- Old Age Compensation -- Before a Cashier's Window in a Department Store -- Speak -- Outside Fargo, North Dakota -- Living by the Red River -- To Flood Stage Again -- A Poem Written under an Archway in a Discontinued Railroad Station, Fargo, North Dakota -- Late November in a Field -- The Frontier -- Listening to the Mourners -- Youth -- Rip -- The Life -- Three Sentences for a Dead Swan -- Brush Fire -- The Lights in the Hallway -- The Small Blue Heron -- Willy Lyons -- A Prayer to the Lord Ramakrishna -- In Memory of Leopardi -- Two Postures Beside a Fire -- For the Marsh's Birthday -- Lifting Illegal Nets by Flashlight -- Confession to J. Edgar Hoover -- To the Poet in New York -- In Response to a Rumor that the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Benn Condemned -- Poems to a Brown Cricket -- To the Muse -- The Idea of the Good -- Blue Teal's Mother -- Moon -- A Poem about Breasts -- Sun Tan at Dusk -- A Mad Fight Son for William S. Carpenter, 1966 -- The Pretty Redhead (from the French Guillaume Apollinire) -- Echo for the Promise of Georg Trakl's Life -- A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862 -- Red Jacket's Grave -- To the August Fallen -- A Secret Gratitute -- So She Said -- Trouble -- Humming a Tune for an Old Lady in West Virginia -- To a Dead Drunk -- Small Frogs Killed on the Highway -- A Way to Make a Living -- A Summer Memory in the Crowded City -- A Poem by Garnie Braxton -- Written ina Copy of Swift's Poems, for Wayne Burns -- Eclogue at Nash's Grove -- In Memory of the Horse David, Who Ate One of my Poems -- Larry -- The Offense -- To a Friendly Dun -- To Harvey, Who Traced the Circulation -- Katy Did -- Many of Our Waters: Variations on a Poem by a Black Child -- A Moral Poem Freely Accepted from Sappho -- Northern Pike -- "Bleibe, bleibe bei mir" (Goethe)
Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
LC no. 70142727
ISBN 0819540315
Other Titles Poems