The Resource River inside the river : three lyric sequences, Gregory Orr

River inside the river : three lyric sequences, Gregory Orr

Label
River inside the river : three lyric sequences
Title
River inside the river
Title remainder
three lyric sequences
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Orr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A poet, author, and English professor retells the story of Adam and Eve in three sequences of verse that reflect his own spiritualism and describe the ancient and powerful human urge to recapture what is lost
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Gregory
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.R7
LC item number
R58 2013
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Poetry
Label
River inside the river : three lyric sequences, Gregory Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Poems"--Jacket cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Speak -- To See -- To Write -- To Name -- The Parade -- To Noun -- To Verb -- Eve -- To Do -- To Feel -- To Long -- To No/To Know -- To Say -- To Choose -- To Smell -- To Fuck -- To Come -- To Embrace -- To Go -- To Stray -- To Leave -- To Squint -- Departure -- To Weep -- To Notice -- To Journey -- Still -- To Hope -- When -- Close -- To Love -- To Understand -- To Say/To Save -- Sometimes -- Now -- To Build -- The City of Poetry -- It would have erased everything human -- Some say Adam and Eve -- Bored in grade school -- I killed my younger brother -- Eighteen and a volunteer -- Who needs plaques -- A thousand roads lead to it ... Until I heard Neruda read -- Tang of salt in the walls -- You're invited to visit -- From the outside, these row houses -- So many brought here by water -- There's only one river -- Love overwhelms us -- It's not all spun sugar and gossamer -- Consider Francois Villon -- Coleridge was only a little stoned -- From a distance -- Not everyone in the city -- In the middle of my life -- Sometimes, the river -- White flag -- "0, thou opening 0 ..." -- Some as ephemeral -- Whenever its enemies besiege it ... Neglected for decades Sometimes, entering -- That poem I call -- I sat on the bank of a pond -- The life I live -- As I say aloud the opening line -- River Inside the River -- As an anthologist might gather -- The Book said we were mortal -- Knowing life grinds us -- Like fireflies hovering -- Each of us standing at a particular -- Yearning for permanence, and who wouldn't? -- Bald, high-domed Taoist sage -- Most poems -- "Why not a brief respite?" -- Note to self: remember -- Not to lead us away -- Cat curled asleep -- That surplus -- 100 -- No tome so obscure -- Today a letter arrived -- So many to choose from -- I know now the beloved -- Memorize those lines you love -- When the coffin closed at last -- Set beside the world's -- Hardening the heart -- Sorrow is good -- First, there was shatter -- That song on the jukebox -- Intimacy not yet -- The beloved came -- Lucky poets us -- Lead of the heart -- He was hidden, then -- Dancing to her song -- The old philosopher, dying -- Doesn't the world demand -- If you believe Shakespeare's -- Sun-drenched, late -- Time is a wound that can't -- River inside the river
Control code
ocn811599504
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9780393239744
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012050743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)811599504
Label
River inside the river : three lyric sequences, Gregory Orr
Publication
Note
"Poems"--Jacket cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Speak -- To See -- To Write -- To Name -- The Parade -- To Noun -- To Verb -- Eve -- To Do -- To Feel -- To Long -- To No/To Know -- To Say -- To Choose -- To Smell -- To Fuck -- To Come -- To Embrace -- To Go -- To Stray -- To Leave -- To Squint -- Departure -- To Weep -- To Notice -- To Journey -- Still -- To Hope -- When -- Close -- To Love -- To Understand -- To Say/To Save -- Sometimes -- Now -- To Build -- The City of Poetry -- It would have erased everything human -- Some say Adam and Eve -- Bored in grade school -- I killed my younger brother -- Eighteen and a volunteer -- Who needs plaques -- A thousand roads lead to it ... Until I heard Neruda read -- Tang of salt in the walls -- You're invited to visit -- From the outside, these row houses -- So many brought here by water -- There's only one river -- Love overwhelms us -- It's not all spun sugar and gossamer -- Consider Francois Villon -- Coleridge was only a little stoned -- From a distance -- Not everyone in the city -- In the middle of my life -- Sometimes, the river -- White flag -- "0, thou opening 0 ..." -- Some as ephemeral -- Whenever its enemies besiege it ... Neglected for decades Sometimes, entering -- That poem I call -- I sat on the bank of a pond -- The life I live -- As I say aloud the opening line -- River Inside the River -- As an anthologist might gather -- The Book said we were mortal -- Knowing life grinds us -- Like fireflies hovering -- Each of us standing at a particular -- Yearning for permanence, and who wouldn't? -- Bald, high-domed Taoist sage -- Most poems -- "Why not a brief respite?" -- Note to self: remember -- Not to lead us away -- Cat curled asleep -- That surplus -- 100 -- No tome so obscure -- Today a letter arrived -- So many to choose from -- I know now the beloved -- Memorize those lines you love -- When the coffin closed at last -- Set beside the world's -- Hardening the heart -- Sorrow is good -- First, there was shatter -- That song on the jukebox -- Intimacy not yet -- The beloved came -- Lucky poets us -- Lead of the heart -- He was hidden, then -- Dancing to her song -- The old philosopher, dying -- Doesn't the world demand -- If you believe Shakespeare's -- Sun-drenched, late -- Time is a wound that can't -- River inside the river
Control code
ocn811599504
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9780393239744
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012050743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)811599504

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