ISBN-10: 0156034751

ISBN-13: 9780156034753

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maurice Manning

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Untitled and unpunctuated, the seventy poems in this acclaimed collection seem to cascade from one page to another. Maurice Manning extolls the virtues of nature and its many gifts, and finds deep gratitude for the mysterious hand that created it all. that bare branch that branch made black by the rain the silver raindrop hanging from the black branch Boss I like that black branch I like that shiny raindrop Boss tell me if I7;m wrong but it makes me think you7;re looking right at me now isn7;t that a lark for me to think you look that way upside down like a tree frog Boss I7;m not surprised at all I wouldn7;t doubt it for a minute you7;re always up to something I7;ll say one thing you7;re all right all right you are even when you7;re hanging Boss
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List price: $14.00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Boss of the grassy green
Did you ever have a nickname Boss
The night is trotting toward me Boss
What color is your collar Boss
You’re the hay maker Boss
Do you get happy Boss do you
Do you have a table
O Boss sometimes you take it all
Are you ever sorry Boss ever
You spread the nighttime Boss
I told that old dog he
Why Boss why do the days drift by
Are you ever in my chest Boss
If you had a feed sack Boss what
How big is your hand Boss hold it up
The light inside the shadow how
I like the weaving bees I like
There was a fox Boss in my dream
You swirl the dirt like nobody’s business
I’ve got butterflies Boss
You make it all seem easy Boss
Yes I’ve tried to hide my face
Did you pull yourself up by your bootstraps Boss
I’m sure you’ve got a sweet spot
I guess you’ve got a lot
You toss the stars like clover seed
That bare branch that branch made black
The two of us we’re cut
Boss of the blue sky boss
You move in every direction
Did you teach the woodpecker how
The birds the bugs even the trees Boss
When you push the clouds so close together Boss
The river looks so level Boss
Is that you Boss is that
Of course I like the sun
Do you have a busy season Boss
I’m happy Boss happy as a bird
Did you boss the horse against the barn
Is there another sky besides
The field is flatter than
Unless my nose is itchy Boss
If I say I’ve sprung the spring in my step
I wonder Boss in all
Before my eye was burning like
The way that buzzard hops it makes
I put my face against
When I chop wood you warm me twice
O boss of ashes boss of dust
I’ve got a picture of you Boss
I got up early Boss the moon
Your other favorite word
I’m like an oak tree Boss O
You windy blowhard Boss
Do you put your trousers on one leg
Are you against me Boss
Say what have you got underneath
Guess what Boss I’m not even
When I see the shadow of the hawk
Can I say whew to you now Boss
You let out light to tease the shadows
Listen Boss don’t think that I
My hay day Boss is every day
If I didn’t know you better Boss
The first hawk you hung up in the sky
You know that little song
It doesn’t bother me Boss to have
Is your barn stuffed to the roof beam
Beyond the field this time
Would you trade hee-haws with a crow
Does an old dog toll beside you Boss
You leave a little night inside
Would you be lonesome if I swam
We’ve always been like this
You raise the hawk you hoist the crows
Thank you for the leaf Boss
Am I your helper Boss or am 93 I’ve got one thing to say to you
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