The Freeing of the Dust

The Freeing of the Dust

The Freeing of the Dust

The Freeing of the Dust

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Contents

ONE

From a Plane3

Bus4

Journeyings5

Knowing the Unknown6

TWO

In Summer9

An Ancient Tree10

Romance11

April in Ohio12

THREE

A Time Past15

Fragment16

Face17

What She Could Not Tell Him18

Ways of Conquest19

FOUR

Photo Tom from The Times23

News Items24

A Sound of Fear25

Too Much to Hope26

The Distance27

Weeping Woman29

The Pilots30

A Place of Kindness32

May Our Right Hands Lose Their Cunning33

In Thai Binh (Peace) Province35

Fragrance of Life, Odor of Death36

A Poem at Christmas 197237

Goodbye to Tolerance39

Dragon of Revolutionary Love41

FIVE

Craving45

Dream Inscape46

The Way It Is47

The Balance48

Cancion49

SIX

The Woman53

Crosspurposes54

Living for Two57

Living Alone (I)59

Living Alone (II)60

Living Alone (III)61

Cloud Poems62

Don't You Hear That Whistle Blowin'. . .64

Divorcing66

Strange Song67

Grief68

Libation69

SEVEN

Seth Thomas: A Love Song73

The Quality of Genius74

Growth of a Poet77

Conversation in Moscow85

The Poem Rising by Its Own Weight92

EIGHT

Prayer for Revolutionary Love97

Modes of Being98

A Letter to Marek about a Photograph100

Room102

Voyage104

NINE

Waving to the Devil109

Consulting the Oracle110

The Life of Others111

Freedom112

The Freeing of the Dust113

The Wealth of the Destitute114

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