Staying Alive Real Poems for Unreal Times

ISBN-10: 1401359264
ISBN-13: 9781401359263
Edition: 2003
Authors: Neil Astley
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Miramax Books
Publication date: 4/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Wild Geese
Poets on poetry
Introduction
Body and soul
Living
Orkney / This Life
A Northern Morning
Happiness
My Father's Irish Setters
Touch Me
Homage to my hips
Naked Vision
The Hug
The Hug
Chemin de Fer
He Sits Down on the Floor of a School for the Retarded
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Some Questions You Might Ask
Encounter
from The Tenth Duino Elegy
Variation on a Theme by Rilke
from A Gilded Lapse of Time
Dark Angel
Temptation
Poppies in October
"Eyesight of Wasps"
The Wasps
The Old World
Watering the Horse
Saint Animal
Jarrow
Where We Are
Roads
The Road Not Taken
The Bay
Tyranny of Choice
Not Waving but Drowning
Poem
Choose
Meeting in a Lift
"i thank You God for most this amazing"
You
Begin
Entirely
Integrity
The Bear
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
from Dream Songs
from Some mangled Dream Songs for Henry ...
A Tale
The door
The door: anticipation of wisdom
Directive
The Road Home
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Snow
History
History
Snow
That Silent Evening
Above Pate Valley
The Journey
When You've Got
Yes
Happiness
from Blossoms
Alone
Machines
Traveling through the Dark
Penitence
Slow Animals Crossing
The Moose
Wife Hits Moose
Dead or alive
"To eat a pie and to have it..."
Trillium
"I saw the daughter of the sun..."
Stonepicker
The arrow
Be Not Too Hard
Modern Sorcery
Tonight of Yesterday
Sonnet
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm ...
Missing Dates
Villanelle
Signs
from When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone
My Dark Fathers
Hoping It Might Be So
In the Next Galaxy
Clear Night
Defeated
The Waking
Mirages
How to kill a living thing
from Sublimation
Hawk's Shadow
The Way
The way we live
Things
Warning
Thoughts After Ruskin
Themes for women
What Every Woman Should Carry
Handbag
In Your Mind
Dolor
One Art
Lamium
A Glass of Water
Sadness
Sweetness
The Execution
A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack
Epistle on suicide
Harold's Leap
Her Kind
Desdichada
Otherwise
My November Guest
She Dotes
The Cry
The Leaden-Eyed
And the Days Are Not Full Enough
A Removal from Terry Street
Bittersweet
from Ukulele Music
The One Twenty Pub
Luck in Sarajevo
All of These People
Shirt
Waking This Morning
I Am a Cameraman
from The Wasting Game
Brinkwomanship
Here
The Unprofessionals
Visiting Hour
from Changing the Subject
The Shade
Past-Lives Therapy
Diving into the Wreck
April 5, 1974
Try to Praise the Mutilated World
Kissing
How my true love and I lay without touching
"You idiot!..."
90 North
Watching for Dolphins
Goat
The Drainage
Three Ways of Recovering a Body
Bride and Groom Lie Hidden for Three Days
Mushrooms
A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford
Unwittingly
Growing up
Being the third song of Urias
White Asparagus
Ultrasound
It's Good To Be Here
Safe period
IVF
Miscarriage
Freight
First Birth
Her First Week
The Spirit is too Blunt an Instrument
Sonnet: How Life Too Is Sentimental
Poem for a Daughter
Daughter
Beattie Is Three
from Heart's Needle
Supernatural Love
Poem from a Three Year Old
Cinders
A Sword in a Cloud of Light
On the Back of a Photograph
The Video
Young Girls
A Puppy Called Puberty
A Dog Called Elderly
Cuba
My Flu
"We were so poor..."
Those Winter Sundays
The Back Seat of My Mother's Car
Mirror Image
Mirror
Father's Old Blue Cardigan
This Be the Verse
Possession
A Night with Lions
from A Part of Speech
Old Man
Thinking of the Lost World
Springfield, Virginia
Forgetfulness
Forgetfulness
Unknown Forbear
Quoof
Man and beast
Pigs
Experimental Animals
Weakness
Spiritual Chickens
The Heaven of Animals
Sacrilege
Remembrance of Strange Hospitality
Federal Case
Animals
The stone curlew
My Life with Horses
Switch
A Blessing
Horse
The Horses
The Skunk
Considering the Snail
For a Five-Year-Old
Full Moon and Little Frieda
Birds
The Trout
Night Toad
A Bird
They Feed They Lion
The Thought-Fox
Swans Mating
The Strange Case
Cow
Lies
Glow Worm
Salmon
Ants on the Melon
A Mosquito
Octopus
Fable of the mermaid and the drunks
The Mermaid Tank
The Loch Ness Monster's Song
The Death of the Loch Ness Monster
Oysters
In and out of love
My Beloved Compares Herself to a Pint of Stout
Finney's Bar
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
Canadian Love Song
Bite
Desire's a Desire
Raisin Pumpernickel
Love: Beginnings
The Honeycomb
The Linen Industry
Last Night
Definition of Your Attraction
The Cinnamon Peeler
True Love
Lullaby
In Defence of Adultery
The Did-You-Come-Yets of the Western World
The Mistress
Ecstasy
Zoology Is Destiny
Only if Love Should Pierce You
Muse
Life
Distances
"As our bloods separate"
Woman to Man
Snow Melting
August
The Room
Don't Let's Talk About Being in Love
Being in Love
Poem about heartbreak that go on and on
Bitch
Bitcherel
This Dead Relationship
Each from Different Heights
Badly-Chosen Lover
After the End of It
Relationship
Hesitate to Call
Lady of Miracles
Advice to a Discarded Lover
The All Purpose Country and Western Self Pity Song
Because
Cross
The Quarrel
And they were both right
Between
When You Are Old
Spell
Conch
"O tell me the truth about love"
Lightness
In Paris with You
My people
"The East-West border..."
My People
Our Own Land
Countries and Explanations
A Summer Morning
The Heron
The Door
from Going On
In Britain
from Evagatory
Inniskeen Road: July Evening
The Toome Road
The Sightseers
Dream Avenue
Overheard in County Sligo
Sadie and Maud
from To Elsie
American Sketches
American Classic
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
The Idea of Ancestry
from Paragraphs
I, Too
Mississippi
from An Atlas of the Difficult World
The Blood Is Justified
The Path to the Milky Way Leads Through Los Angeles
The Dress
Reality U.S.A.
America
Making America Strong
"'Next to of course god america i'"
The Disappearances
They'll say, "She must be from another country"
In my country
Modern Secrets
Emigrants
from What the Light Teaches
My Faithful Mother Tongue
We Billion Cheered
Waiting for the Barbarians
Gare du Midi
The Coming of the Plague
War and peace
War Poetry
Grass
The fly
Anthem for Doomed Youth
For Wilfred Owen
Everyone Sang
Returning, we hear the Larks
As the team's head brass
Ceasefire
The Bloomsday Murders, 16 June 1997
from The T.E. Lawrence Poems
Vergissmeinnicht
September Song
There is no greater crime than leaving
September 1, 1939
On the Anniversary of Her Grace
Selective Service
Cambodia
Ode for the American Dead in Asia
Facing It
Phrase Book
The Persian Version
Every Day
from Spain, take away this cup from me
The End and the Beginning
The People of the Other Village
Disappearing acts
Rain--Birdoswald
Bjorn Olinder's Pictures
Now Light Congeals
Psalm
Someone
Aubade
"Death does not come from outside..."
"Good creatures..."
Thrall
Bookends (I)
For My Mother
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
"Do not stand at my grave and weep"
Funeral Blues
Death of an Irishwoman
Water-burn
The dead
Death's Secret
"Pity the drunks"
The Gas-poker
On a Dark Night
Four Years
Poems
A Last Marriage
Curtains
Metamorphosis
Sorting Through
This Is What I Wanted to Sign Off With
Wake
About Death
The Vacuum
Inside Our Dreams
The Reassurance
She
A Glimpse of Starlings
Dead Woman
Yes
Close
Inscription
"Buffalo Bill's"
The Dead
Proofs
On Walking Backwards
Cemetery Nights
Father, Mother, Robert Henley who hanged himself in the ninth grade, et al
Resurrection
Eden Rock
When I Died
All Souls'
from Lessons
Where Souls Go
The Wild Iris
Ophelia's Confession
Antarctica
Why Brownlee Left
Robinson
Folderol
Tracks
Night and the House
I Know a Man
Distant howling
Me, the Earth, the Universe
Homage to Isaac Newton
New Gravity
Morning
Making for Planet Alice
Brief reflection on accuracy
Zoom!
from Lightenings
On the Uncountable Nature of Things
The Sun Underfoot among the Sundews
"I stretch my arms"
A Downward Look
I Am the Song
from Games
Earth
Waking
Places We Love
Moorland
Three Ways of Looking at God
The Avatar
Sacrament
Journey of the Magi
The Snow Man
Sanctity
Via Negativa
To the One Upstairs
Moment
El Hombre
Delay
Summer farm
Tinily a star goes down
Star Whisper
from Zero Gravity
Rent
Full Moon
Preparation for the Big Emptiness
The Shampoo
Mountains
The Other Side of the Mountain
The art of poetry
from Songs from Below
Ars Poetica
The Beast in the Space
An Exchange of Gifts
Note to the reader: this is not a poem
Meditation at Lagunitas
"Once I got a postcard..."
from March 1979
Animal Languages
The story of a story
Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself
Detail
O
Eating Poetry
The Painter Dreaming in the Scholar's House
Epilogue
Oatmeal
Consider the Grass Growing
Note
Postscript
Late Fragment
The Sound of Poetry
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index of writers
Index of titles & first lines

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