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What Was Lost : Poems - Herbert Morris

What Was Lost


Hardcover Published: 16th March 2000
ISBN: 9781582430645
Number Of Pages: 128

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The first book in a decade from a poet whose blank verse speaks "with the precise qualifications of Henry James, and conveys the muted but implicit drama of Edward Hopper"--Anthony Hecht.. In this, his first collection since the acclaimed Little Voices of the Pears , Herbert Morris gathers fifteen recent poems in his two signature modes, the dramatic monologue and the meditative reverie. His subjects include a resplendent apricot gown once worn by Lillian Gish ("Chaplin enthralled, Griffith smitten, ecstatic"); a poignant human detail in Caravaggio's The Sacrifice of Isaac ; and a host of variations on the Peaceable Kingdom , the obsessive lifework of the painter Edward Hicks. Mr. Morris's blank verse, for decades now a glory of American poetry, here achieves a new level of mastery.

House of Wordsp. 3
One Hundred Versions of the Peaceable Kingdomp. 22
To Badenp. 28
Duesenberg, 1929p. 35
On the Plight of Us in the Caravaggiop. 37
History, Weather, Loss, the Children, Georgiap. 43
The Hall, the Hall Grown Coldp. 49
Approaching a Cityp. 59
Joyce on the French Coast Waiting for the Darkp. 69
Operap. 75
Certain Mysteries Flowing from the Gownp. 83
Sophia and Marcello on a Benchp. 89
Ultimate Poemp. 102
Now the Fitzgerald Brothers Growing Olderp. 107
Jack Waitingp. 116
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ISBN: 9781582430645
ISBN-10: 1582430640
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 16th March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.95  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1