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By May Sarton

ISBN-10: 1480474312

ISBN-13: 9781480474314

In may well Sarton's 17th and ultimate selection of poetry, the author displays on lifestyles, getting older, and mortalityComing into 80 offers a poet's examine age. Herein, Sarton supplies readers a glimpse into her quotidian projects, her stories, her losses, and her triumphs. the amount explores issues starting from the warfare in Iraq to the fight of taking a cat to the vet. darkish and instant, this paintings catalogues either the tedium and the attractiveness of existence with equivalent wit and wonder. Winner of the Levinson Prize.

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Casts of hands on doilies of silk. Wing covers. Tree frogs singing for tubas. White curds. One man spread a trunk with bitters and salt. And I wasn’t the only one walking — the cars, the cars in and out, their riders at hand and in hand of the tables, but the millers like me were sampling on foot. I could not not put this between us, too. Your gifts which I fretted, neck and neck with the costs. To pay Paul, rob 47 Robert. An impounded car, no more cash by the wire — I could not not fault You. Turn from your jars.

Stung by repletion & furious in sin, a monolith of infirmity washed clean. A domino undone by the smear on its back. Left to contend in the swale of her city’s chokeweeds and strife, she had truck in sinew, in tooth and in tongue, with divinity, raw. Then it passed. ” crawed fish bone When you get your job in the powder factory I’ll macrame your mask. 24 I don’t want to spread it around. Naturally. The finitude of the body! The demands of the soul! Did you hear about the butter? The ironic caw of the crows flapping past to the Farmer’s Corn — and salt and pepa Naugahyde TV room Overhead glare Child crumpled in love 25 Three dollars fifty cents a celebrity magazine, buck fifty a caffé latté on sale.

Put it here. ” I will be brief. Upon his death They felt relief. 21 A delight exacting “We may be hungry but we won’t turn the other cheek” (Sembene, Guelwaar) The night and the stars and the window The sigh and the gown and the fiddle The calling to hymn and from sorrow jumping gel O “Let’s put the dutiful graduate student thing away, ok? Dazzle as summarily as the theorists. Our ducks in a row. ” 22 At dawn their path took sea side by the bethel, up Guinevere along the Pathmark lot, through the early fields, the sun rising red and hung.

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