Collected poems : 1930-1993 / May Sarton

Author(s): Sarton, May, 1912-1995
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Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, 1993
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: First Snow 25
"She Shall Be Called Woman" 26
Strangers 33
Prayer before Work 37
Architectural Image 38
Understatement 39
Summary 40
Address to the Heart 41
Memory of Swans 42
After Silence 43
Canticle 44
From Men Who Died Deluded 45
Afternoon on Washington Street 46
Winter Evening 47
A Letter to James Stephens 48
Monticello 53
Charleston Plantations 54
Where the Peacock Cried 55
In Texas 56
Boulder Dam 57
Colorado Mountains 58
Of the Seasons 59
Meditation in Sunlight 60
Difficult Scene 61
The Window 62
The Lion and the Rose 63
Indian Dances 64
Santos: New Mexico 66
The Students 67
Campus 68
Before Teaching 69
After Teaching 69
Place of Learning 70
The Work of Happiness 72
After a Train Journey 73
O Who Can Tell? 74
The Clavichord 75
Song: "Now let us honor with violin and flute" 76
In Memoriam 77
Now Voyager 79
My Sisters, O My Sisters 80
The Lady and the Unicorn 84
Question 85
Perspective 86
Return 87
"O Saisons! O Chateaux!" 88
These Pure Arches 89
We Have Seen the Wind 90
Homage to Flanders 91
The Sacred Order 92
What the Old Man Said 93
Navigator 94
Who Wakes 95
Return to Chartres 96
To the Living 97
The Tortured 101
The Birthday 102
Myth 105
Song without Music 106
The Swans 107
The Second Spring 108
Kot's House 109
To an Honest Friend 110
Landscape Pursued by a Cloud 111
Evening Music 112
Lullaby 113
Islands and Wells 114
Boy by the Waterfall 115
Poets and the Rain 116
Winter Grace 118
The First Autumn 121
The Sacred Wood 122
Summer Music 123
As Does New Hampshire 124
Transition 125
Villanelle for Fireworks 126
Provence 127
Journey by Train 128
Evening in France 129
From All Our Journeys 130
Where Warriors Stood 132
Take Anguish for Companion 133
Innumerable Friend 134
The Caged Bird 136
The Land of Silence 137
Letter to an Indian Friend 138
Of Prayer 139
The Tree 141
A Light Left On 142
Because What I Want Most Is Permanence 143
Song: "This is the love I bring" 144
Leaves before the Wind 145
In a Dry Land 146
Prothalamion 147
Kinds of Wind 148
The Seas of Wheat 149
"Now that the evening gathers up the day" 150
"Even such fervor must seek out an end" 150
"So to release the soul, search out the soul" 150
"The rose has opened and is all accomplished" 151
"But parting is return, the coming home" 151
"The stone withstands, but the chisel destroys" 152
"What angel can I leave, gentle and stern" 152
"These images remain, these classic landscapes" 152
"Here are the peaceful days we never knew" 153
Without the Violence 154
Humpty Dumpty 155
Giant in the Garden 156
Journey toward Poetry 157
Italian Garden 158
Letter from Chicago 159
On a Winter Night 161
Now I Become Myself 162
A Celebration for George Sarton 165
Dialogue 167
The Furies 168
The Action of the Beautiful 169
On Being Given Time 170
The Metaphysical Garden 171
Where Dream Begins 174
Lament for Toby, a French Poodle 175
Green Song 176
These Were Her Nightly Journeys 177
The Olive Grove 179
Mediterranean 180
At Muzot 181
To the North 182
After Four Years 183
Somersault 185
The Frog, that Naked Creature 186
The Phoenix 187
In Time Like Air 188
Nativity 189
Annunciation 190
All Souls 191
Lifting Stone 192
Binding the Dragon 193
The Fall 194
The Other Place 195
Definition 196
Forethought 197
A Pair of Hands 198
My Father's Death 199
The Light Years 200
Spring Day 201
By Moonlight 202
Reflections in a Double Mirror 203
Death and the Lovers 204
"Now these two warring halves are to be parted" 207
"I shall not see the end of this unweaving" 207
"One death's true death, and that is - not to care" 207
"Did you achieve this with a simple word?" 208
"What price serenity these cruel days?" 208
"Dear fellow-sufferer, dear cruelty" 209
"Your greatness withers when it shuts out grief" 209
"Now we have lost the heartways and the word" 209
"What if a homing pigeon lost its home" 210
"So drive back hating Love and loving Hate" 210
"It does not mean that we shall find the place" 211
"Others have cherished, perhaps loved me more" 211
"Wild seas, wild seas, and the gulls veering close" 212
"For all the loving words and difficult" 212
"As I look out on the long swell of fields" 212
"The cat sleeps on my desk in the pale sun" 213
"After a night of driving rain, the skies" 213
"These riches burst from every barren tree" 214
"Where do I go? Nowhere. And who am I" 214
"Now silence, silence, silence, and within it" 214
Moving In 216
Reflections by a Fire 217
Mud Season 219
Spring Planting 220
A Flower-Arranging Summer 221
Hour of Proof 223
Der Abschied 224
The Beautiful Pauses 229
A Child's Japan 230
A Country House 232
Kyoko 233
Four Views of Fujiyama 235
On the Way to Lake Chuzen-ji 235
Lake Chuzen-ji 235
Enkaku-ji, Zen Monastery 236
Three Variations on a Theme 236
Seen from a Train 236
The Leopards at Nanzen-ji 237
At Katsura, Imperial Villa 237
The Inland Sea 238
Tourist 238
In a Bus 238
Carp Garden 238
A Nobleman's House 239
Inn at Kyoto 240
An Exchange of Gifts 242
The Stone Garden 244
Wood, Paper, Stone 246
The Approach - Calcutta 249
1. At Bhubaneswar 250
2. At Kanarak 252
3. At Puri 253
4. At Fathpur Sikri 254
In Kashmir 255
The Sleeping God 256
Birthday on the Acropolis 257
Nostalgia for India 260
On Patmos 261
Another Island 262
At Lindos 263
At Delphi 264
Ballads of the Traveler 266
Lazarus 269
"Heureux Qui, Comme Ulysse . . ." 271
Of Havens 272
The House in Winter 273
Still Life in Snowstorm 274
A Fugue of Wings 275
An Observation 277
Learning about Water 278
An Artesian Well 280
A Late Mowing 282
A Country Incident 283
Second Thoughts on the Abstract Gardens of Japan 284
A Village Tale 286
The Horse-Pulling 288
Franz, a Goose 290
Lovers at the Zoo 291
Death and the Turtle 292
Elegy for Meta 293
Death of a Psychiatrist 295
Conversation in Black and White 297
The Walled Garden at Clondalkin 298
A Recognition 301
Joy in Provence 303
Baroque Image 305
Winter Night 309
March-Mad 310
Metamorphosis 311
Apple Tree in May 312
A Glass of Water 313
Stone Walls 314
A Guest 315
A Ballad of the Sixties 319
The Rock in the Snowball 321
The Kingdom of Kali 322
The Concentration Camps 323
The Time of Burning 325
After the Tiger 327
"We'll to the Woods No More, the Laurels Are Cut Down" 329
Night Watch 330
Proteus 334
A Last Word 335
Girl with 'Cello 337
The Muse as Medusa 338
For Rosalind 339
The Great Transparencies 340
Friendship: The Storms 341
Evening Walk in France 342
Dutch Interior 343
A Vision of Holland 344
Bears and Waterfalls 345
A Parrot 347
Eine Kleine Snailmusik 348
The Fig 349
A Hard Death 350
The Silence 352
Annunciation 353
At Chartres 354
Once More at Chartres 355
Jonah 356
Easter Morning 357
The Godhead as Lynx 358
The Waves 360
Beyond the Question 361
Invocation 364
Gestalt at Sixty 367
Myself to Me 371
Dear Solid Earth 372
The Return of Aphrodite 373
Inner Space 374
Things Seen 375
Mozart Again 376
The Tree Peony 377
A Chinese Landscape 378
Reeds and Water 379
The Snow Light 380
Warning 381
Surfers 382
All Day I Was with Trees 383
A Storm of Angels 384
The Angels and the Furies 385
After an Island 387
Fulfillment 390
"Under the leaves an infant love lies dead" 391
"If I can let you go as trees let go" 391
"I wake to gentle mist over the meadow" 391
"I never thought that it could be, not once" 392
"After a night of rain the brilliant screen" 392
"As if the house were dying or already dead" 393
"Twice I have set my heart upon a sharing" 393
"I ponder it again and know for sure" 393
"This was our testing year after the first" 394
"We watched the waterfalls, rich and baroque" 394
"For steadfast flame wood must be seasoned" 395
March in New England 396
Composition 397
Burial 398
Of Grief 399
Prisoner at a Desk 401
Birthday Present 402
Elegy for Louise Bogan 403
Christmas Letter, 1970 404
The Fear of Angels 406
The Action of Therapy 407
I Speak of Change 412
Easter 1971 413
The Contemplation of Wisdom 413
Airs above the Ground 417
Halfway to Silence 418
After All These Years 419
Two Songs 420
The Oriole 421
Old Trees 422
A Voice 423
The Balcony 424
The Myths Return 425
Time for Rich Silence 426
Three Things 427
The Lady of the Lake 428
First Autumn 429
Mal du Depart 430
Jealousy 431
Control 432
Along a Brook 433
Beggar, Queen, and Ghost 434
The Country of Pain 435
Out of Touch 436
At the Black Rock 437
The Turning of the Wind 438
After the Storm 439
Love 440
Of Molluses 441
June Wind 442
Late Autumn 443
The Geese 444
Autumn Sonnets 445
Pruning the Orchard 446
Old Lovers at the Ballet 447
On Sark 448
In Suffolk 449
A Winter Notebook 450
Of the Muse 454
Contemplation of Poussin 457
A Farewell 458
"Yes, I am home again, and alone" 459
"November opens the sky. I look out" 460
"No letter from the muse. Time out" 461
"There was your voice, astonishment" 462
"From a distance the ocean looks calm" 463
"When a woman feels alone, when the room" 464
"Who has spoken of the unicorn in old age?" 465
"When I heard you say in a brisk voice" 466
"The muse of course airs out the inner world" 467
"The muse is here, she who dazzled the air" 468
Twelve Below 469
Dead Center 470
Shell 471
Correspondence 472
Snow Fall 473
For Monet 474
The Cold Night 475
Seascape 476
After a Winter's Silence 477
Moose in the Morning 478
April in Maine 479
For Laurie 480
Mourning to Do 481
Survivors 482
Who Knows Where the Joy Goes 483
Ut Unium Sint 484
An Elegy for Scrabble 485
Cold Spring 486
Intimation 487
Letters to Myself 488
The Seed 490
The Consummation 491
The Image Is a Garden 492
New Year Resolve 495
The Silence Now 496
Blizzard 497
The Shirley Poppies 498
Dream 500
August Third 501
Salt Lick 502
Two Birthdays 503
The House of Gathering 505
Christmas Light 506
Absence 507
Wilderness Lost 508
The Gosset Lamb 510
AIDS 511
To Those in the Limbo of Illness 512
Destinations 513
New Year Poem 514
The Muse as Donkey 516
Invocation 522
The Smile 523
The Phoenix Again 524
Index 525
Alternate Title(s): Poems.
Notes: LCCN: 92032688
ISBN: 0393034933
Includes index
Physical Description: 542 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 26586891
ISBN/ISSN: 0393034933

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