Contents
INTRODUCTION BY JOHN L. SWEENEY"vii
POEMS
1 "I see the boys of summer in their ruin"3
2 "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower"5
3 "When, like a running grave, time tracks you down"6
4 "When once the twilight locks no longer"8
5 "Especially when the October wind"10
6 "From love's first fever to her plague"12
7 "A process in the weather of the heart"14
8 "I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breaking"15
9 "I, in my intricate image, stride on two levels"16
10 "A grief ago, she who was who I hold"20
11 "Then was my neophyte"22
12 "From the oracular archives and the parchment"24
13 "Let the tale's sailor from a Christian voyage"25
14 "I make this in a warring absence when"26
15 "It is the sinners' dust-tongued bell claps me to churches"29
16 "The spire cranes. Its statue is an aviary"31
17 "After the funeral, mule praises, brays"32
18 "How shall my animal"34
19 "A saint about to fall"36
20 "If my head hurt a hair's foot"38
21 "This bread I break was once the oat"40
22 "Hold hard, these ancient minutes in the cuckoo's month"41
23 "To-day, this insect, and the world I breathe"42
24 "The hand that signed the paper felled a city"43
25 "Do you not father me, nor the erected arm"44
26 "Foster the light nor veil the manshaped moon"45
27 "Twenty-four years remind the tears of my eyes"46
28 "When all my five and country senses see"47

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