I Mention the Garden for Clarity

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Quarry Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Poetry - 110 pages
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Contents

when I was four
11
family portrait
12
Im told my mother and father didnt invite anyone to their wedding
13
Hockey Night
14
When I was little I wanted a horse named Flicka
16
picture of
17
telling you about the fall
18
This garden
20
hard beings woman
73
My mother meets her cousin on a Greyhound
74
Found Poem
75
my grandmother my grand mother picking the marigolds
76
She wipes her hands on her apron
77
morning glory
78
clothes line
79
Photos taken only in the growing seasons
80

Potion for the first garden
21
What has not been said about the garden
22
Planting Procedures
25
Second Love Story
26
Thorn Amulet
27
Lullaby
30
Questions and Answers
31
Scarecrow
32
Kasimir and Natalya contemplate the garden
33
Map for the journey that takes 6 days
34
mesquite trees
38
what
39
rows in order of appearance
40
for Rosey who thinks all poets are twisted
41
What if it was like that time
42
She turns him into the garden
43
True Gardens
44
Two Of Every Poem
45
Canada
56
four portraits of my sister for her birthday
57
Pictures
61
Susan
62
Spring poem
64
a few short years before that
65
Sitting on the furnace grate
66
One of my first memories
67
snappy bitter seemingly unconnected fragments about the carrot
68
say the prairie may be flat but it is not boring
70
statements about Margaretha and the cosmos
71
List of things she brought or when my grandmother arrived in Spirit River she had food but was totally unprepared
72
the dust rising
81
The ink instructs the dry page
82
Fireweed woman
83
Sunflower Woman
84
My brother captured the bees in August
85
her breath the texture of carnation petals
86
Do not tell tales about the mother
87
not able to remember her face
88
the name Amelia is on my tongue
89
This is the night you judge other pain
90
When the earthquake
91
she asks
92
There is a railway track above my head
93
if you should
94
Four or five going to watch the fireworks
95
she said it was the Sunday school
96
tunnelling down into the vast remembered
97
Character Study
98
My grandmother asks
100
garden witch
101
Chronicles
102
the young crow in first
103
My grandmother says
104
seeking the lost territory
105
my father and I
106
wheat
107
My mother said in those last days
108
the text is open and wild
109
Notes
110
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