The Grace of Necessity

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr
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For the past 25 years Samuel Green has lived on a tiny island only four square miles in size populated by fewer than a hundred people. The island has no regular phone service, no electricity, no stores. These poems are informed by the lessons Green has learned living in a small rural community where loss and grief have immediate effects, and where love, meaningful work, intimate daily engagement with the natural world, and fidelity to ?the art of the marginal? offer a way forward.

Table of Contents

Working in the Dark
Miserere: That We Might Keep Her Present Among Usp. 17
Cemetery Work Beep. 19
Grave Diggingp. 21
Winter Solstice, 1997p. 22
White Fir in Snowp. 24
Laying Stonep. 25
The Work That Is Givenp. 26
What the Fisherman Knowsp. 27
Bearing the Wordp. 28
Nearly Automatic Writing: Testimony of My Great Grandmotherp. 29
On Board the Sea Lassie, Summer, 1944p. 32
Wood Splittingp. 34
Teaching My Son to Killp. 35
At Least the Rabbitsp. 36
Grubsp. 37
Skates, West Beach Resortp. 38
Children, Wakingp. 39
What's Brought Backp. 40
For Hayden, IIIp. 41
Daily Practice, 2001-2002
Aug. 26/Aug. 30p. 45
Sept. 8/Sept. 9p. 46
Sept. 11/Sept. 12p. 47
Sept. 14/Sept. 16p. 48
Sept. 18/Sept. 19p. 49
Sept. 23/Sept. 27p. 50
Sept. 28/0ct. 1p. 51
Oct. 2/0ct. 8p. 52
Oct. 9/0ct. 12p. 53
Oct. 13/0ct. 16p. 54
Oct. 17/0ct. 18p. 55
Oct. 26/0ct. 30p. 56
Nov. 2/Nov. 7p. 57
Nov. 17/Dee. 5p. 58
Dec. 6/Dec. 17p. 59
Dec. 19/Feb. 15p. 60
March 21/March 26p. 61
March 31/April 9p. 62
April 10/April 11p. 63
April 12/April 13p. 64
April 14/April 19p. 65
April 20/April 21p. 66
April 24/April 27p. 67
May 5/May 7p. 68
May 8/May 13p. 69
June 3/June 5p. 70
June 6/June 9p. 71
June 12/June 17p. 72
June 19/June 29p. 73
July 11/July 22p. 74
The Only Time We Have
At the Pond's Edgep. 77
Winter Bathp. 78
When the True Beloved Goesp. 79
Some Things You Missed While You Were Awayp. 80
Barred Owl's Callp. 82
February Songp. 83
Psalmp. 85
Apologiap. 86
Some Reasons Why I Became a Poetp. 88
Ars Poetica Ip. 89
Ars Poetica II: Blade on Bonep. 91
Ars Poetica III: A Neighbor Talks about Building Housesp. 92
If You Had top. 93
Scripsitp. 94
Abrahamp. 95
Night Divep. 96
Getting By: Winter, 1984-85p. 97
Bird in the Bushp. 99
Finding a Wren's Nestp. 100
Rhyme: Putting an Edge on Thingsp. 101
Sharpeningp. 102
Picking Off the Egg Casesp. 103
Notes on "Mole Greeting the Sun"p. 104
Old Man Folding a Kerchief in the Supermarketp. 105
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