After

After

by Jane Hirshfield

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Overview

An investigation into incarnation, transience, and our intimate connection with all existence, by one of the preeminent poets of her generation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060779191
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.94(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

The author of five previous poetry collections and a book of essays, Jane Hirshfield has been a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and she is the winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, and multiple volumes of The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

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After

Poems
By Jane Hirshfield

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Copyright © 2006 Jane Hirshfield
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060779160

After Long Silence

Politeness fades,

a small anchovy gleam
leaving the upturned pot in the dish rack
after the moon has wandered out of the window.

One of the late freedoms, there in the dark.
The leftover soup put away as well.

Distinctions matter. Whether a goat's
quiet face should be called noble
or indifferent. The difference between a right rigor and pride.

The untranslatable thought must be the most precise.

Yet words are not the end of thought, they are where it begins.

Continues...


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