Tiger Joy: A Book of Poems

Tiger Joy: A Book of Poems

Tiger Joy: A Book of Poems

Tiger Joy: A Book of Poems

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I: FIDDLERS AND PIRATES

The Ballad of William Sycamore (1790-1871 ), 13

The Hemp

The Planting of the Hemp , 18

The Growing of the Hemp , 21'

The Using of the Hemp , 24

The Mountain Whippoorwill , 27

Moon-Island , 35

>II: SILVER AND GOLD

Chemical Analysis , 47

Nomenclature , 48

Difference , 50

A Sad Song , 52

A Nonsense Song , 54

To Rosemary, on the Methods by which she might become an Angel, 55

Evening and Morning , 56

In a Glass of Water before Retiring , 58

Legend , 60

Dulce Ridentem , 63

All Night Long , 64

Days Pass: Men Pass , 65

III: KING DAVID

King David , 69

IV: STICKS AND STONES

Epitaph , 83

For All Blasphemers , 84

Lost , 86

Architects , 87

The Golden Corpse , 88

Snowfall , 96

Carol: New Style , 98,

X-Ray , 101

Unfamiliar Quartet , 102

Azrael's Bar , 103

Heart's Blood , 104

Worms' Epic , 105

Chips from an Antique Quarry

Anna Miranda , 110

Mid-Ocean , 111

Henry the Theologian , 112

Two Lovers , 113

Greek Child , 114

A Lover , 115

A Youth , 116

Another Lover , 117

Illa , 118

Ego , 119

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