And (Princeton Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets) by Debora Greger

By Debora Greger

From the name poem:

Ampersand

pink as useless shrimp, the unborn curls in its tide pool--seed pearl

whose mom lusters over irritant love it's too overdue to dislodge;

little anemone, shrinking from contact. So and holds separate what it such a lot heavily binds.

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"Ms. Greger's poems happen on the element of come across among the brain and the area of topic. . . . And it's the resistance of the genuine and the expanding urgency the poet feels in attempting to extinguish her solitude . . . that make those poems emotional."--The ny occasions e-book Review

Originally released in 1985.

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Candles flowering in fingerbowls, pheasant breast sliced on gold-leafed platter, creamy napkin blotting reddened lips— Sister, the math is simple: in houses of the stories that offered escape from the childhood we called dull, we would have been the servants, the view from our attic room over the master's fair prospects a calendar's scene, grander lives built from engravers' cross-hatched days the way mortals appear on paper money, ageless faces just lines green as the lawns their gardeners rolled, as the limes they had pleached down the path to the mausoleum.

Chekhov in Translation 1 THREE SISTERS IN PULLMAN, WASH. Knotted and tufted with winter wheat, the Palouse country unrolls toward grain elevators holding down horizon, dreamed ships steady as mirage, crowded with his idea of civilization— carpets, sprung carriages, and wit delivered in Arctic wind. Its sweeping claims shush the cries of coyotes driven toward chicken coops under the hunter taking starry aim. Starting in the dark a Russian family unable to afford a horse would spend much of Sunday walking to Mass, the rest walking back, thankful for the kneeling in between.

Chekhov in Translation 1 THREE SISTERS IN PULLMAN, WASH. Knotted and tufted with winter wheat, the Palouse country unrolls toward grain elevators holding down horizon, dreamed ships steady as mirage, crowded with his idea of civilization— carpets, sprung carriages, and wit delivered in Arctic wind. Its sweeping claims shush the cries of coyotes driven toward chicken coops under the hunter taking starry aim. Starting in the dark a Russian family unable to afford a horse would spend much of Sunday walking to Mass, the rest walking back, thankful for the kneeling in between.

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