A Clear Space on a Cold Day

Contents

Variations   

 11

Homage to Beatrix Potter   

 13

The Life I Am Living   

 15

To My Sister Who Remembers the Day She Was Born   

 17

Edges   

 18

Roots   

 21

Uneven Light   

 22

Here Comes History   

 24

To Walt Whitman on America's Birthday   

 25

All Hallow's Eve   

 27

School Dream   

 30

A Dream, With Robert Bly   

 32

Pehr Kalm and Yars Lungstroem: Songs and Dances   

 34

Cinderella   

 39

The Neighbor   

 42

A Man   

 43

Start   

 44

The Feel of Vacancy   

 45

Letter to Milwaukee   

 46

Now   

 52

The Little Table   

 53

Relations   

 54

In the Howard Johnson's in Hammond   

 56

Who Needs a Bicycle   

 57

The Choice   

 58

Upright and Fallen   

 60

A Clear Space   

 61

For the Children at U.S. Grant School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin   

 63

Of William Stillman (1828-1901)   

 64

The Two Secretaries   

 67

Mamoo's Death   

 69

Seeing England   

 70

Some Thing   

 72

Starting to Starve   

 73

The Story of the White Cup   

 75

Visiting Country Graves With My Daughters   

 76

Keene Valley, Late Fall, Starset   

 77

The Incident of the Water   

 78

The History of the Wind   

 79