The Flower, the Thing

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Univ. of Queensland Press, Apr 1, 2006 - Poetry - 122 pages
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From the Winner of the 2005 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry There is a goblet of lichen for the sun to feed from and a single wild iris with a mind so old that it came before invention Its condition is perfect It rests perfectly between our hands - from Wild Iris MTC Cronin's poems - expansive and intimate, dynamic and reflective - blaze with electrifying vision. Writing with honesty and wit, grace, and the courage to strip away illusions, she explores surfaces, interiors, myths and mysteries through a kaleidoscope of flowers - dandelions, impatiens, roses, azaleas, flowers real and imagined. Suffused with awe and wonder, these poems unveil 'urgently, now, before us, the flower, the thing'.
 

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Contents

Midsummer Flowers
63
Midyim
64
Mimosa
65
MoonFlower BindWeed
66
MorningGlory
67
Mythic Flower
68
Naked Ladies
69
Nameless Flower
70

Blue Flower Second Version
9
BottleBrush
10
BrainsBloom
11
Calendula Like Cleopatra
12
Calla Lily
13
Camellia
14
Chloris Flower Goddess
15
Cornflower 2000
16
Cowslip
17
Crocus
18
Cyclamen
19
Dandelions
20
Daphne Dahlia A Love Poem
21
Dawnflower
22
Dead Fuchsia
23
Dustflower
24
Everlasting Daisy
25
Fifteen Chrysanthemums
26
Flannel Flowers
27
Flower of the Graves
28
Flower with Bees
29
Flowers Eavesdropping
30
Flowers in a Vase Against a Backgroundof the Coastline of Mustapha Algiers 1891
31
Flowers of the Rock
32
Flowers which Demand or are Demanded
33
Foxglove Digitalis
34
Frangipani
35
Freesia
36
Fritillaria
37
Garden Flowers Las Flores del Jardin
38
Giant Asphodel
39
Gillyflower
40
Gingerflower
41
Grape Hyacinth
42
Hatzav
43
High Yellow SummerColoured Grasses
44
Hoya
45
Impatiens
46
Iris
47
Island Flowers
48
Jasmine
49
Jonquil
50
Late Rose 2
51
Lavender
52
Leaves
53
Leis
54
Lemon Blossom
55
Lilac
56
Lily of the Valley
57
Linden Flowers
58
Little Daffodils of Spring
59
Lotus
60
Magnolia Tree
61
Mayflowers Hyacinth Dead Anemone
62
Nameless Flower 2
71
Narcissi
72
Neven
73
Oleander Adelpha
74
Orange Blossom
75
Oriental Lily Kiss Proof
76
Pansy
77
PasqueFlower
78
Patchouli
79
Pearblossom
80
Peony Crimson or White
81
Pepperoni Flower
82
Petunias
83
Pink
84
Poppies
85
Pretty Rose
86
Primula
87
Reed
88
Salpiglossis
89
Saxifrage
90
Seed
91
Slender RiceFlower
92
Slipper Flowers
93
Snowdrops
94
Star Jasmine
95
Stone Flower
96
Strawberry
97
SunJewel
98
Sunflowers Forgery
99
Sweet Violet
100
Texas Peonies
101
The Red Geranium
102
Three Pear Trees
103
Tree
104
Tulips
105
Veronica
106
Violetta
107
Waterlily
108
WaxFlower
109
Weed
110
Wet Clover
111
White Hibiscus
112
White Orchid
113
Wild Iris
114
Wild Rose
115
Wildflowers
116
Wisteria sic
117
WolfFlower
118
Wreath
119
Yellow Rose Rescued Renamed
120
The Flower the Thing
121
Acknowledgments
122
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