Of indigo and saffron : new and selected poems / Michael McClure ; edited and with an introduction by Leslie Scalapino.

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Of indigo and saffron : new and selected poems / Michael McClure ; edited and with an introduction by Leslie Scalapino.
Author
McClure, Michael
Publication
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.

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xv, 319 p.; 24 cm.
Genre/Form
  • American poetry – 20th century.
  • Poetry
  • poetry.
  • Poésie.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
From hymns to St. Geryon, 1959. The breech -- Poem (Linked part to part) -- Point Lobos : animism -- For the death of 100 whales -- Poem (I wanted to turn to electricity) -- The mystery of the hunt -- Peyote poem -- From a fist full, 1956-1957. The air -- Two weeks baby sunbathing -- For a drawing by Jess -- From dark brown, 1961. Oh giddy blank white page -- The root the ion the pride to the leaf -- Oh bring oh blood back the courage -- Oh why oh why the blasted love -- Oh ease oh body-strain oh love -- Abaved dearn a-dearn death-fear -- To your huge smooth face and hand -- From the new book/a book of torture, 1961. Ode to Jackson Pollock -- The chamber -- Ode for soft voice -- Yes table -- From For Artaud -- La Plus Blanche -- Rant block -- From little odes, 1961. Ode (the love and vision of the instant -- Ode (Oh black and cold I see in) -- Hummingbird Ode -- Ode (My words are plain) -- Fantasy ode -- Ode (wildnesses and high act lie in a fabric) -- From ghost tantras, 1964. Goooooor! -- Pleasure fears me -- Oh lovely line -- Marilyn Monroe -- Silence the eyes! -- I love to think -- The stars are a shield -- In tranquility -- From star, 1970. Mad sonnet -- Love lion -- Cold Saturday mad sonnet -- Mad sonnet 2 -- Poisoned wheat -- From hail three who play, 1974. Oh muse -- From September blackberries, 1974. Written above the Sierras / in the Flyleaf of Regis Debray's -- Gray Fox at Solstice -- Springs -- From Jaguar skies, 1975. Poetics -- Stanzas from rare angel, 1975. Loveliness / of gold flakes -- So now it's serious -- Another spot - somewhere / else -- Love and hunger comprise hatred -- Dürer, Raphawl, and Shang dynasty -- From fragments of Perseus, 1983. Dream : the night of December 23rd -- Captives -- From Rebel lions, 1984. Dark brown eyes of seals -- Rose rain -- "To glean the livingness of worlds" -- Dark contemplation -- Freewheelin's tattoo -- From Simple eyes & other poems, 1993. Spirit's desperado -- Mexico seen from the moving car -- The butterfly -- The cheetah -- Stanzas from Dolphin skull, 1995. This cloud is a life -- The cloud that Raphael found -- Stick figures of Jack and Jill -- I am a God with a hugh face -- Hold, let this moment -- The old rabbit begins to wink -- From Rain mirror, 1999. Oh accident! -- Hey, it's all con / sciousness -- Pink bandaid stuck -- Moldy / Board -- Brass / and / turquoise -- Oh / hum / ming / bird -- Hey / driver -- The dry / fir needle -- The fox turd / is a cliff -- The heron -- Orion -- Before dawn -- Butterflies -- From Crisis blossom. Grafting one -- Grafting two -- Grafting five -- Grafting nine -- Grafting fourteen -- Bud -- Grafting eighteen -- Grafting nineteen -- Flower -- From After the solstice. "Give way or be smitten into nothingness" -- From Plum stones: cartoons of no heaven, 2002. Plum stone two -- Plum stone six -- Plum stone fifteen -- We sit on black cushions -- Plum -- Unchanged -- Swirls in asphalt. 1. A forest of horses -- 2. No more ferocity -- 3. I polished the stars -- 4. The moment is our -- 5. How badly -- 6. We go through this -- 7. The moment does not -- 8. I love speaking -- 9. If we go one step -- 10. The cat lies against -- 11. The "contingent flux" -- 12. "Blind seeing" -- 13. In the painted chamber -- 14. Imagination enables -- 15. Cascading synapses -- 16. I strike outwards -- 17. Musk crab shell -- 18. O lion head, uplift me -- 19. From the peak -- 20. The forest of horses -- 21. Samhain -- 22. Swirl of asphalt -- 23. Right here -- 24. Platforms of whiteness -- 25. Muscle tissue tendon -- 26. Zinging into senses -- 27. I save myself -- 28. Lamb salmon prawn -- 29. Proud of testosterone -- 30. The kernel of each -- 31. Breadth of being -- 32. The sunset moment -- 33. Children are casualties -- 34. We swim in the illumination -- 35. A vulture flies over the edge -- 36. Liquid mercury in the palm -- 37. A birth of a photon -- 38. We have always wanted to do this -- 39. Transiency like the shape of water -- 40 The presence of a laugh -- 41. Freckles of white plum blossoms -- 42. Let there be murders -- 43. The intention of creating -- 44. The music is not so bright -- 45. Fire, water, earth, air, meat -- 46. I am the full grown old man here -- 47. A hunk of irrevocable nothing -- 48. From the non-beginning of the wave -- 49. The marching band in the forest -- 50. The pursuit of consequence -- 51. Nothing abolishes chance -- 52. You find the unfinished -- 53. Spontaneously perfect nothing -- 54. Lives in the morning air -- 55. Subtract us from ourselves -- 56. Dazed with the fantasy -- 57. Black souls are cleared for victory -- 58 Miracles full blown in our faces -- 59. What good money owns us? -- 60. Old age in a nazi nation -- 61. I report that -- 62. The quest of consciousness is nada -- 63. No reason to hold back the party -- 64. Swiftly moving jagged unrecognizable -- 65. No thundering footsteps dissolve.
ISBN
9780520262874 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2010032585
OCLC
606760518
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library