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Passing through customs : new and selected poems

Title
Passing through customs : new and selected poems / Gibbons Ruark.
Author
Ruark, Gibbons.
Publication
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1999.

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Description
99 pages; 24 cm
Contents
  • Words for Unaccompanied Voice at Dunmore Head -- Night Fishing -- Leaving Hatteras -- Transatlantic Summer Elegy -- Polio -- Singing Hymns Late at Night for My Father -- My Daughter Cries Out in Her Sleep -- A Vacant Lot -- Locking Up -- On Hearing My Father's Voice in a Dead Sleep -- Hybrid Magnolias in Late April -- To Emily, Practicing the Clarinet -- To Jennifer, Singing at the Piano -- Reading the Mail in Early Fall -- Blue Shades for a Daughter -- This Table -- Lecturing My Daughters -- A Small Rain -- To the Nuthatches -- Waiting for You with the Swallows -- Househusbandry -- The Visitor -- Listening to Fats Waller in Late Light -- For a Suicide, a Little Early Morning Music -- Postscript to an Elegy -- Essay on Solitude -- Autumn Elegy -- For My Cousin, Dead at Fifteen -- Chekhov: A Life -- Robert Frost to Ezra Pound's Daughter from His Deathbed -- Late December -- A Change in the Weather -- Lament -- Words to Accompany a Small Glass Swan --
  • Working the Rain Shift at Flanagan's -- Veterans -- With Thanks for a Shard from Sandycove -- The Enniskillen Bombing -- American Elegy -- Sleeping Out with My Father -- Reeds -- Basil -- Aubade to the Governor -- Words to Accompany a Leaf from Sirmione -- Soaping Down for Saint Francis of Assisi: The Canticle of Sister Soap -- The Goods She Can Carry: Canticle of Her Basket Made of Reeds -- Cold Water Dawn at Mountainy Pond: The Canticle of Italian Coffee -- With Our Wives in Late October -- Lost Letter to James Wright, with Thanks for a Map of Fano -- Sleeve -- Written in the Guest Book at Thoor Ballylee -- For the Pause Before We Decorate the Tree -- Trying to See Through Joe Heffernan's Glasses -- A Road Map for Reviewers -- Two Anglo-Irish Sonnets -- To the Swans of Loch Muiri -- The Road to Ballyvaughan -- Talking Myself to Sleep in the Mountains -- Impromptu Immersion in Tom's Run -- Words Meant to Carry over Water -- Watching You Sleep Under Monet's Water Lilies --
  • Words to Accompany a Wildflower from Edward Thomas's Hillside -- A Screech Owl's Lament for Edward Thomas -- At the Graves in Memory -- Elegiac Anyway -- Larkin -- Weather Report to My Father -- Miles from Newgrange at the Winter Solstice -- Wildflowers Left to Live on Knocknarea -- Swamp Mallows.
ISBN
  • 0807123617 (alk. paper)
  • 0807123625 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
98044083
OCLC
  • 39868210
  • ocm39868210
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries