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Each happiness ringed by lions : selected poems / Jane Hirshfield.

Title
Each happiness ringed by lions : selected poems / Jane Hirshfield.
Author
Hirshfield, Jane, 1953-
Publication
Tarset : Bloodaxe, 2005.

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Description
240 p.; 22 cm.
Uniform Title
Poems. Selections
Alternative Title
Poems.
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Contents
The envoy -- Mathematics -- Red berries -- The room -- Apple -- A hand -- Habit -- Rebus -- Waking this morning dreamless after long sleep -- Poem holding its heart in one fist -- Leather -- This was once a love poem -- Dream notebook -- Button -- Always she reads the same translation -- Only when I am quiet and do not speak -- Red onion, cherries, boiling potatoes, milk -- Inflection finally ungraspable by grammar -- Linnaean problem -- All evening, each time I started to say it -- Inpraise of coldness -- A cedary fragrance -- The lie -- Happiness is harder -- The gallop -- Pillow -- 'Nothing lasts' -- Great powers once raged through your body -- 'A carbon-based life form' -- Minotaur -- Ladder -- Blue window -- Muslin -- Walker Evans interior, 1936 -- Like an ant carrying her bits of leaf or sand -- Self-portrait in a borrowed cabin -- The contract -- Poem with two endings -- A scale weighs the outer world in pounds and ounces -- Bone -- Moment -- Elephant seals, Ano Nuevo preserve -- Rock -- One life is spent, the other spends us -- August day -- Balance -- Identity -- For horses, horseflies -- Speed and perfection -- Optimism -- Five-legged chair -- Tree -- Silk cord -- The silence -- Sleep -- Clock -- Ink -- Metempsychosis -- The lives of the heart -- The heart's counting knows only one -- Not moving even one step -- Secretive heart -- The new silence -- Mule heart -- The world loved by moonlight -- Salt heart -- On the beach -- Abundant heart -- Heart starting and stopping in the late dark -- Standing deer -- Da Capo -- The adamantine perfection of desire -- Irreversible heart -- Heart pressing further -- Not-yet -- The gift -- Three foxes by the edge of the field at twilight -- Leaf -- Studying Wu Wei, Muir beach -- Hope and love -- Painting -- The fire -- Manners/Rwanda -- Late prayer -- Calmness -- Respite -- Orange oil in darkness -- The four-postered beds of Mycenae -- Jasmine -- The sweetness of apples, of figs -- Noon bells, Lake Como -- Changing everything -- Bees -- Mulberries -- Mele in Gabbia -- Wine grapes for breakfast -- The bearded woman -- Lying -- A month of days and nights -- Love amid owl cries -- The clock -- Each moment a white bull steps shining into the world -- Letting what enters enter -- Lake and maple -- Knowing nothing -- If the rise of the fish -- Reading Chinese poetry before dawn -- The poet -- White curtain in sunlight and wind -- A room -- One penny -- Cabin -- The illuminist -- Broken-off twig budding out in the path -- Blind fate walking on ice in the woods -- Matter and spirit -- Spell to be said upon waking -- Spell to be said before sleep -- Spell to be said after illness -- Spell for inviting-in the new soul -- Spell to be said upon departure -- Lion and angel dividing the maple between them -- Milk -- Talc -- Each happiness ringed by lions -- Three times my life has opened -- The kingdom -- What the heart wants -- Each step -- The shadow -- Cycladic figure : the harp player (ca. 3000 B.C.E.) -- History as the painter Bonnard -- The wedding -- A plenitude -- Narcissus : Tel Aviv, Baghdad, San Francisco, February 1991 -- 'Perceptibility is a kind of attentiveness' -- In the year eight hundred -- A recurring possibility -- Floor -- The hawk cry -- Autumn -- What falls -- The door -- 1973 -- Happiness -- This love -- Inspiration -- The love of aged horses -- Percolation -- The groundfall pear -- A breakable spell -- The water diamonds -- The task -- In yellow grass -- Even the vanishing housed -- A sweetening all around me as it falls -- Of the body -- The thief -- Leaving the October palace -- Ripeness -- The weighing -- Meeting the light completely -- The Gods are not large -- The heart as origami -- A nearthly beauty -- Within this tree -- Empedocles' physics -- The stone of heaven -- After work -- In a net of blue and gold -- Invocation -- To hear the falling world -- Dialogue -- Justice without passion -- The song -- Woman in red coat -- Heat -- Of gravity & angels -- I have no use for virgins -- Tonight the incalculable stars -- For what binds us -- November, remembering Voltaire -- Proteus entering water -- Evening, late fall -- October 20, 1983 -- Onreading Brecht -- Recalling a Sung dynasty landscape -- The pattern that connects -- Toward the infinite -- With singing and banners -- Autumn quince -- Childhood, horses, rain -- Lullabye -- The stream of it -- Those Chinese poems -- Like salt -- Everything that is not you -- December solstice '73 -- And.
ISBN
1852246936 (pbk.)
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library