Book of Hours

Book of Hours

Book - 2014 | First Edition
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A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of the poet's father, we witness the unfolding of grief. Capturing the strange silence of bereavement, Kevin Young acknowledges, even celebrates, life's passages, his loss transformed and tempered in a sequence about the birth of his son. Ending this book of both birth and grief, the gorgeous title sequence brings acceptance, asking "What good/are wishes if they aren't / used up?" while understanding "How to listen / to what's gone." Young's frank music speaks directly to the reader in these elemental poems, reminding us that the right words can both comfort us and enlarge our understanding of life's mysteries.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780307272249
0307272249
Branch Call Number: 811 Youn
Characteristics: xii, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Obsequies
(DOMESDAY BOOK). Elegy, father's day
Bereavement
Act now & save
Effects
Rue
Bereavement fare
Mercy
Near miss
Grief
Solace
Rosetta
Charity
Exit music
Flag day
Asylum
(THE BOOK OF FORGETTING). Hurry up & wait
Wintering
Snow in april
Easter
Dream the day after easter
Spring training
Pity
Remains
Codicil
Memorial day
Grief
Father's day
Elegy
Harvest
Anniversary
(CONFIRMATION). Miscarriage
Expecting
Starting to show
Ultrasound
First kick
Linea nigra
Montagne noire
Gravida
Quickening
Lightening
Nesting
Labor day
Breaking water
Nativity
Crowning
Colostrum
Jaundice
Rooting
Beasting
Teething
Teething
Teething
Teething
Greening
Thirst
Blessings
(THE BOOK OF THE BODY). Pieta
Truce
Stigmata
Limbo
Ruth
The book of the body
Annunciation
Annunciation
Stillborn
Arbor day
City of god
Memorial day
Sight
Miracle removal
Sorrow
Pilgrimage
Lower haight
Gravity
The mission
(BOOK OF HOURS). The light here leaves you
The burnt, blurred world
Black like an eye
Leaving the valley
The sun's small fury
You could spend
Damn the dark
The few fields
How to listen
The dark must live
Winter's thunder
Does the wind wonder
My brother
Bodies are built
It's death there

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