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Morning Poems

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ISBN-10: 0060928735

ISBN-13: 9780060928735

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Bly

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"Morning Poems is a sensational collection -- Robert Bly's best in many years. Inspired by the example of William Stafford, Bly decided to embark on the project of writing a daily poem: Every morning he would stay in bed until he had completed the day's work. These 'little adventures/In Morning longing,' as he calls them, address classic poetic subjects (childhood, the seasons, death and heaven) in a way that capitalizes fully on the pun in the book's title. These are morning poems, full of the delight and mystery of waking in a new day, and they also do their share of mourning, elegizing the deceases and capturing the 'moment of sorror before creation.' Some of the poems are dialogues…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of…    

Early Morning in Your Room
The Shocks We Put Our Pitchforks Into
Why We Don't Die
Hawthorne and the Elephant
The Old Woman Frying Perch
Conversation with the Soul
He Wanted to Live His Life Over
The Glimpse of Something in the Oven
Bad People
Things to Think
Two Ways to Write Poems
The Barn at Elabuga
The Russian
Some Men Find It Hard to Finish Sentences
Visiting the Eighty-Five-Year-Old Poet
All These Stories
The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog
Reading in a Boat
Waking on the Farm
When Threshing Time Ends
A Family Photograph, Sunday Morning, 1940
A Farm in Western Minnesota
For a Childhood Friend, Marie
What the Animals Paid
The Bear and the Man
When My Dead Father Called
The Green Cookstove
The Playful Deeds of the Wind
It Is So Easy to Give In
Wanting More Applause at a Conference
Making Smoke
Thinking About Old Jobs
Conversation with a Monster
The Black Figure Below the Boat
The Man Who Didn't Know What Was His
The Mouse
The Storm
The Yellow Dot
It's As If Someone Else Is with Me
A Week of Poems at Bennington
The Dog's Ears
When the Cat Stole the Milk
Being Happy All Night
The Widowed Friend
We Only Say That
Wounding Others
What the Buttocks Think
What Bill Stafford Was Like
A Poem Is Some Remembering
Wallace Stevens and Mozart
Rethinking Wallace Stevens
Tasting Heaven
Wallace Stevens in the Fourth Grade
The Waltz
The Neurons Who Watch Birds
A Question the Bundle Had
Seeing the Eclipse in Maine
The Face in the Toyota
The Scandal
Looking at the Stars
After a Friend's Death
The Parcel
My Doubts on Going to Visit a New Friend
One Source of Bad Information
The Grandparent and the Granddaughter
The Ocean Rising and Falling
Ocean Rain and Music
Looking at Aging Faces
Three-Day Fall Rain
Winter Afternoon by the Lake
Isaac Bashevis and Pasternak
People Like Us
A Christmas Poem
Reading Silence in the Snowy Fields
Words the Dreamer Spoke to My Father in Maine
Visiting Sand Island
A Poem for Giambattista Vico Written by the Pacific
For Ruth
A Conversation with a Mouse