Finding the Gossamer

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-15
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions

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Patrick Hicks explores how we are born into history, how we spin our stories and struggle against failure, and also how throwaway moments can shimmer with unexpected beauty through poetry.

Table of Contents

Webbing of the Past
Lipstick Tracesp. 11
Carrying Grandpap. 13
Shoes and Flowersp. 14
Nourishmentp. 15
Sitting on the Berlin Wallp. 17
Travelling Through a Weightless Battlefieldp. 18
Not Springing Forward in Barcelonap. 19
Learning to Spin
Spelling Lessonp. 23
How to Draw a Mapp. 24
History Lessonsp. 25
Untitledp. 30
Empirep. 31
Footprints on the Moonp. 32
Umbra Sumusp. 33
Reading the Tainp. 34
Recommendation for the Future Health of Poetryp. 35
The Physics of Poetryp. 36
The Kiss That Saved My Lifep. 39
Hide Your Love Awayp. 41
Trying to Preserve Brian Moore's Housep. 43
Waiting for My Wife on a December Eveningp. 44
The Corpsep. 46
Looking at a Calendar and Picking Out a Day to Diep. 47
Strolling through Woodlawn Cemetery with My Wifep. 48
Upon Waking from a Dream where One of My Students Is Nakedp. 49
The God of Warp. 50
The Gossamer
Sunday Morning in Barcelonap. 53
Second Windp. 55
The Sand Castlep. 56
Eating the Zoop. 58
At the Telephone Museum in Prairietown, Minnesotap. 59
Upon Seeing the Saint John's Biblep. 61
Winter Countsp. 62
Postcard to James Joycep. 63
Why He Gathers Teacupsp. 64
The Wife Speaks of Her Husband Poetp. 65
How to be a Godp. 66
Tekkaip. 68
7 Letter Namep. 69
Travelling with My Fatherp. 70
Three Eventsp. 73
Twin Citiesp. 74
Peoniesp. 75
Concepcionp. 77
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