Desire lines : new and selected poems / Lola Haskins.

Title
Desire lines : new and selected poems / Lola Haskins.
Author
Haskins, Lola.
Publication
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2004.
Electronic Resource
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Description
159 p.; 23 cm.
Series Statement
American poets continuum series ; no. 84
Uniform Title
American poets continuum series ; v. 84.
Contents
Nursery rhyme : numbers -- Grandmother speaks of the old country -- Aquarium -- Children, stop us -- In each of my fingers -- If you stroke my back -- Speaking with Lucy (d. 1736) : her answers -- A study in time -- Thoughts while teaching grammar -- Imagined family photograph : double exposure -- The phonograph arrives, 1904 -- The white curtains blow -- Nightly he pumps at my dry well -- Teaching the Miccosukkee : later -- On their opposition to education -- Dedication : Lola to Jane -- I may not yet write -- Surely there must be others -- My fingers are mending -- Becky's in the sweet corn running -- Robbie coughs blood roses -- Winston, you were wrong -- I have grown plump and settled these months -- My dear, today we sold the last pig -- Mama said it was thundering -- Patsy sees a ghost -- Patsy speaks of the master -- Patsy jumps over the broom -- Supper -- He is beginning to complain -- Cleaning cotton at night -- Breaking master's leg -- Pasty is over -- Things -- The old cat -- Loving a son -- A confluence -- To play pianissimo -- Staccato -- Octave -- Accidentals -- Grace notes -- True legato -- The prodigy -- Why performers wear black -- Fortissimo -- Adagio -- Ritardando -- Technique -- Sight-reading -- The uses of the metronome -- The power of the right foot -- Some members of the chord family -- The major -- Minor, his wife -- Diminished, their daughter -- Modulation -- Fermata -- Playing Hiroshima -- The pianist's next day -- The pianist who keeps a loaded gun on her piano when she practices -- The cow -- Farm wife -- Elegy -- At eighty -- The dresser -- The laws of women -- Flood -- On passing forty -- For someone considering death -- Six cairns for Mary -- Mary attends a ball (1830) -- Mary in love (1832) -- Mary, waking (1833) -- His breakfast plate : the litter of Mr. Peake (1835) -- Mary's duties (1836) -- The very Reverend Charles Easton (1836) -- The first dinner party - the puzzles of the meal -- Sweet pea embroidery in rose and heliotrope -- How to cut and dry : study of marriage -- Cookery : to truss small birds -- Secrets of the fur trade -- Fashion : how to wear the veil -- Room 1 (Mexico, oils 1969-71) : avenida -- Room 1 (Mexico, oils 1969-71) : fabrica -- Room 2 (Mexico, watercolours 1972-73) : view of Dzbilchaltun -- Room 3 (London, various media 1974-79) : night cove (watercolour) -- Room 3 (London, various media 1974-79) : nude (pencil) -- 1712 : he comes to the house -- 1715 : they have held the assize of bread -- 1716 : the maids have carried off the mutton -- 1720 : Elizabeth Danby I am -- 1723 : the comfort is damp to the skin -- 1724 : Jennet stirs in so frail sleep -- New poems -- Sleep positions -- Grass -- Eight short pieces -- Epitaph for a poet -- The teacher -- Youth -- Crying -- Love -- Love and cancer -- Longing -- Lillian -- You're dreaming -- Love story -- Pastoral -- The dream penitentiary -- The composer interviews her piece -- Appoggiatura and fermata -- Composition -- Daddy's writing -- Dogwood, December -- For mother, after the vision fire -- The .38 -- Anger : five plays -- Night waking -- Times -- Dearborn North Apartments -- Words -- How do you reconcile teaching computer science with being a poet? -- The maker of lines -- How I became an engineer -- The seed road -- The engineers hear from the public -- Highways -- She drives -- Interstate dreams -- Desire lines.
ISBN
1929918496 (pbk.)
LCCN
2004004422
OCLC
ocm54500397
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries