New and Selected Poems, 1942-1987

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Associated University Presses, 1987 - Poetry - 318 pages
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Contents

Sun Helmet
182
Watermarks
183
The Neurotic Piano
184
The Oarsman
185
Squashes
186
The Nude Poet
187
Little Sheba
188
The Bodyguard
189

Memory
38
Spring Song
39
Letter to a Young American
40
The Shadow of the Swimmer 1951
41
The Swan
43
In Light of Noon
44
Trumpet Lilies
45
The Essence of the Hills
46
Lizard
47
The Lighthouse
48
Anchor
49
Old Man Lying on the Sand
50
Tarantula
51
The Drunken Singer
52
In This Forest Night
53
The Idiot
54
Mountains at Noon
55
The Tree of Sleep
56
O Swimmer
57
The Greenhouse in the Garden 1955
59
Flamboyante
61
A Chasm for Flowers
62
A Womans Garden
63
The Marriage of Martyrs
64
The Heart Tattoo
65
The Fox Hunt
67
The Waves
68
Corridor for the Sea
69
The Man in White
70
Copperhead
71
Man of Misprision
73
A House of the Fortieth Year
74
Among the Ruins
75
Lustral Camellia
76
Flowering Judas
77
April Encounter
78
Crepe Myrtle
79
The Passage Magnolia
80
Sense in the Darkness the Purple Jet
81
Countermoves 1962
83
An Almost Sacerdotal Incident
85
Behind the Scenes
86
Sunflower an Aztec Memory
87
Something a Saint Thought Long Ago
88
Sea Trauma
90
The Compleat Swimmer
91
Unlikely Legend
92
Sea and Summer
93
Part of a Confession
98
Balance of Power
99
Morning in Connecticut
100
Sign Language
101
New England Paradigm
102
Della Robbia in August
104
A Peony for Apollo
109
Apologia for Passion
110
Flamenco
111
An Illusion of Prowess
112
The Pretenders
113
A Knowledge of Birds
114
On the Edge of the Knife 1970
115
The Parrot
117
The Shopping Center
118
Chores
119
The TreeFrog
120
Rebuttal
121
The Last Page But One
122
The Savage
123
On the Edge of the Knife
124
The Lepidopterist
126
On the Fringe
127
The Turkey
128
Skin Diver
129
The Consul
130
The Lobster
131
Pool at Night
132
Schooling the Walrus
133
The Mistress
134
Voyeur
135
Watermelon
136
The Possible Dreams of Swans
137
The Gallery
138
The Goose
139
The Midget
140
The Camel
142
Bird Print
143
In the Hammock
144
Last Dive
145
Sun Figure
146
The Comfort of the King
147
An Ode 1961
149
An Ode
151
The Man in the Green Chair 1977
161
Memoirs of a Dandy
163
Madame Midget
164
The Brothel
165
The Wig
166
The Hypochondriac
167
The Enfabled Nude
168
The Pig
169
Purple Dwarf White Lilacs
170
The Gigolo
171
Blue Pool with Red Geraniums
172
Enfant Terrible
173
The Centaur
174
The Woman with the Scar
175
The Weight Lifter
176
Siesta with Rapid Eye Movements
177
The Crow
178
The Rose Hawk
179
The Carcass
180
The Rendezvous
181
Sun Lamp
190
The Man in the Green Chair
191
Girl Raking Hay
192
Colophon of the Rover 1980
195
Banana Republic
197
Pomegranate
198
The Blue Man
199
Spanish Melon
200
The Pigmy
201
Scenario for the Sun Prince
202
Life among the Natives
203
The Rhododendron Story
204
Water Therapy
205
The Cuckold
206
At the Mercy of Myth
207
The DeafMute
208
Incident in the Garden
209
The Blind Man
210
The Giraffe
211
The Dagger Throwers Assistant
212
The Stickpin
213
White Lace
214
Collected Works of an Erotic Author
215
The Hairdresser
216
Blue Clown
217
Sofa by Matisse
218
Blue Bedspread
220
Squatters Rights to the Marine Lands
221
Loose Mountain Lake
222
Life Cycle of a Top Hat
223
Inland without Letters in Autumn
224
Seascape with Book Ends
225
The Choker
226
Colophon of the Rover
227
The Thing King 1983
229
The Circular Staircase
231
Bodies of Water
232
The Palm Voyeur
233
Red Snapper
234
Paracelsus in Puerto Rico
235
The Paperweight
236
Haruspex of the Happy Country
237
Sentimental Education
239
Lady Charisma
240
The Raid
241
Sleeping Nude
242
The Woman in Black
243
Bonsai
244
The Dining Room
245
Debauch of the Chauvinist
246
The Manuscript Collection
248
The Haystack
249
The Gestalt
250
Duck Blind
251
The Blue Pajamas
252
The Kiss
253
Chocolate Cake
254
The Pointillist
255
Needlepoint in Autumn
256
View from a Balloon
257
Suit of Lights
258
The Diapason
259
Idyll of Isolate
260
The Hanging Gardens
261
The Courtship
262
A Japanese Screen
263
The Muscle
264
Architectural Visions
265
The Thing King
266
1985
269
The Barge
271
The Waltz
272
The Tank
273
The Uprising
274
The Rickshaw
276
The Image Exit
278
The Hammer Thrower
279
The Barbarian
280
The Canal
281
The Gimlet
282
The Fossil
283
Suttee
284
Incidence of Ormolu
285
Blue Streak
286
Writing Letters on a Train
287
Heliograph
288
Hacienda
289
The Wetback
290
The Mischief in the Mirror
291
Sand Hog
293
TwoWay Stretch
294
Swimming Near the Interstate
295
Tomatoes
296
The Plethora
297
The Boutonniere
298
The Kite
300
The Big Bang in Florida
301
The Blue Hammer
302
The Channel Swimmer
303
The Picture Puzzle
305
The Addict
306
Witness for the Defense
307
The Glyptograph
308
Deer Park
309
After Degas
310
Slip of the Tongue
311
Blue Snapper Blues
312
The Linchpin
313
The Fan
314
The Hollow of the Deep Sea Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa
315
The Wrench
318
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