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Mules of Love

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ISBN-10: 1929918224

ISBN-13: 9781929918225

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Ellen Bass

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Balancing heart-intelligent intimacy and surprising humor, the poems in Ellen Bass's Mules of Love illuminate the essential dynamics of our lives: family, community, sexual love, joy, loss, religion and death. The poems also explore the darker aspects of humanity-personal, cultural, historical and environmental violence-all of which are handled with compassion and grace. Bass's poetic gift is her ability to commiserate with others afflicted by similar hungers and grief. Her poem "Insomnia" concludes: "may something/ comfort you-a mockingbird, a breeze, rain/ on the roof, Chopin's Nocturnes, the thought/ of your child's birth, a kiss,/ or even me-in my chilly kitchen/ with my coat…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

If There Is No God
Everything on the Menu
God and the G-Spot
Jack Gottlieb's in Love
Remodeling the Bathroom
His Teeth
In Which a Deer Is Found in a Bubble Bath ...
Pay for It
Sometimes, After Making Love
If There Is No God
Birds Do It
Birds Do It
Backdoor Karaoke
Poem to My Sex at Fifty-One
Basket of Figs
Marriage Without Sex
Sleeping With You
The Sad Truth
Tigers and People
On Seeing Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa
Can't Get Over Her
Tulip Blossoms
For My Daughter on Her Twenty-First Birthday
Working in the Garden
Oh Demeter
In My Hands
Happiness After Sorrow
The Moon
After Our Daughter's Wedding
Tulip Blossoms
Mighty Strong Poems
Why People Murder
Phone Therapy
Bearing Witness
The Thing Is
Sleeping Next to the Man on the Plane
I Love the Way Men Crack
Getting My Hands on My Mother's Body
And What If I Spoke of Despair
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