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Almost paradise : new and selected poems and translations / Sam Hamill.

Title
Almost paradise : new and selected poems and translations / Sam Hamill.
Author
Hamill, Sam
Publication
Boston : Shambhala, 2005.

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Description
xiv, 261 p.; 23 cm.
Subject
Poetry > Translations into English
Genre/Form
  • Poetry
  • Translations
Note
  • English translations of poems in Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Estonian, and poems by Sam Hamill.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Traveling companions: selected translations. Ancient Greek poets. Sappho ; Anakreon ; Asklepiados -- Catullus -- Chinese poets. Lao Tzu ; Chuang Tzu ; Lu Chi ; Wang Wei ; Li Po ; Tu Fu ; Yuan Chen ; Su Tung-p'o ; Li Ch'ing-chao -- Japanese poets. Saigyō -- Ikkyū ; Bashō ; Buson ; Ryōkan ; Issa ; Yosano Akiko -- Jaan Kaplinski -- Almost paradise: new and selected poems. The nets -- A lover's quarrel -- Gnostology -- A cold fire -- To Kevin, who mourns -- To John Logan from La Push -- Natural history -- Kah Tai Purgatorio -- Requiem -- George Seferis in Sonora -- Hellenic triptych -- A word for spring -- Reading Seferis -- Old bones -- Black marsh eclogue -- Fire and water -- A dragon in the clouds -- The gift of tongues -- "True illumination is habitude" -- Historical romance -- Seated figure -- Dresden cattle -- Blue monody -- Getting it wrong again -- Scrutability -- Lifer -- Two pines -- Mountains and rivers without end -- Ten thousand sutras -- Kannon -- Destination zero -- What the water knows -- Three stitches -- To Gary Snyder -- To Adrienne Rich -- After Coltrane's "I'll get by" -- Seattle spring -- "One who studies the past ..." -- To Hayden Carruth -- Sisyphus -- To Hayden Carruth on his eightieth birthday -- To Bill and Kris -- Song and dance -- Weasel, Crow and Coyote on the Dharma Trail -- Why crows are noisy -- Rising -- Lost in translation -- To W.S. Merwin -- In memoriam, Morris Graves -- For Kyra Gray O'Daly -- All here -- Midsummer -- Seducing the sparrow -- New math -- The orchid flower -- Organic form -- Little epic elegy -- Not meaning, but being -- A woodsplitter's meditation -- To Amy, before her wedding -- Reply to T'ao Ch'ien -- The goldfinch -- Strawberry picking -- To Yoshinaga Sayuri -- The New York poem -- State of the Union, 2003 -- Poem in the margins of the Shōyō Roku -- Elegy -- Nothing quite so cold -- Sheepherder coffee -- Summer rain -- On being asked about retirement -- "Praise a fool and make him useful" -- A Pisan canto -- After a winter of grieving.
ISBN
1590301846 (acid-free paper)
LCCN
^^2004016049
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library