Table of Contents for Apple Trees at Olema : New and Selected Poems


NEW POEMS
July Notebook: The Birds
3(8)
Sleep like the down elevator's
In front of me six African men, each of them tall
They are built like exclamation points, woodpeckers
Are you there? It's summer. Are you smeared with the juice of cherries?
After Coleridge and for Milosz: Late July
For C.R.: What do you mean you have nothing?
Late afternoons in June the fog rides in
August Notebook: A Death
11(7)
River Bicycle Peony
Sudden and Grateful Memory of Mississippi John Hurt
You can fall a long way in sunlight
Today his body is consigned to the flames
Variations on a Passage in Edward Abbey
18(2)
The Bus to Baekdam Temple
20(1)
Song of the Border Guard
21(2)
September Notebook: Stories
23(6)
Everyone comes from a long way off
Driving up 80 in the haze, they talked and talked
Alternatively: He found that it was no good trying to tell
Names for involuntary movements of the body
The receptionist at the hospital morgue told him
Setup without the punchline: Once there were two sisters called Knock Me and Sock Me
"Why?" he asked. "Because she was lonely
It is good to sit down to birthday cake
Stories about the distribution of wealth
How Eldie Got her Name
Punchline without the setup
He had known, as long as he'd known anything
Because she, not her sister, answered the door
A Ballad
She looked beautiful, and looked her age, too
Two jokes walk into a bar
In the other world the girls were named Eleanor and Filina
Some of David's Story
29(5)
Snowy Egret
34(2)
The Red Chinese Dragon and the Shadows on Her Body in the Moonlight
36(7)
From FIELD GUIDE
On the coast near Sausalito
43(2)
Fall
45(1)
Maps
46(4)
Adhesive: For Earlene
50(1)
Bookbuying in the Tenderloin
51(2)
Spring
53(1)
Song
54(1)
Palo Alto: The Marshes
55(5)
Concerning the Afterlife, the Indians of Central California Had Only the Dimmest Notions
60(2)
The Nineteenth Century as a Song
62(2)
Measure
64(1)
Applications of the Doctrine
65(2)
House
67(2)
In Weather
69(8)
From PRAISE
Heroic Simile
77(2)
Meditation at Lagunitas
79(1)
Sunrise
80(2)
The Yellow Bicycle
82(1)
Against Botticelli
83(2)
Like Three Fair Branches from One Root Deriv'd
85(1)
Transparent Garments
86(1)
The Image
87(1)
The Feast
88(1)
The Pure Ones
89(1)
The Garden of Delight
90(1)
Santa Lucia
91(3)
To a Reader
94(1)
The Origin of Cities
95(1)
Winter Morning in Charlottesville
96(1)
Old Dominion
97(1)
Monticello
98(1)
Emblems of a Prior Order
99(1)
Weed
100(1)
Child Naming Flowers
101(2)
Picking Blackberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan
103(1)
The Beginning of September
104(5)
Not going to New York: A Letter
109(3)
Songs to Survive the Summer
112(19)
From HUMAN WISHES
Spring Drawing
131(2)
Vintage
133(2)
Spring Rain
135(2)
Late Spring
137(2)
Rusia en 1931
139(2)
Spring Drawing 2
141(2)
Calm
143(1)
Museum
144(1)
Novella
145(2)
Churchyard
147(1)
Conversion
148(1)
Human Wishes
149(1)
Tall Windows
150(1)
The Harbor at Seattle
151(2)
Paschal Lamb
153(3)
Duck Blind
156(1)
Quartet
157(1)
A Story About the Body
158(1)
In the Bahamas
159(1)
January
160(2)
The Apple Trees at Olema
162(2)
Misery and Splendor
164(1)
Santa Lucia II
165(4)
Cuttings
169(4)
Santa Barbara Road
173(8)
Berkeley Eclogue
181(6)
Privilege of Being
187(2)
Natural Theology
189(2)
Tahoe in August
191(2)
Thin Air
193(3)
Between the Wars
196(2)
On Squaw Peak
198(5)
From SUN UNDER WOOD
Happiness
203(1)
Our Lady of the Snows
204(1)
Dragonflies Mating
205(5)
My Mother's Nipples
210(9)
The Gardens of Warsaw
219(2)
Layover
221(2)
Notes on "Layover"
223(2)
The Woods in New Jersey
225(1)
Iowa City: Early April
226(3)
A Note on "Iowa City: Early April"
229(2)
Sonnet
231(1)
Faint Music
232(3)
Forty Something
235(1)
Shame: An Aria
236(3)
Regalia for a Black Hat Dancer
239(10)
Jatun Sacha
249(1)
Frida Kahlo: In the Saliva
250(1)
English: An Ode
251(7)
The Seventh Night
258(2)
Interrupted Mediation
260(5)
From TIME AND MATERIALS
Iowa, January
265(1)
After Trakl
266(1)
Envy of Other People's Poems
267(1)
A Supple Wreath of Myrtle
268(1)
Futures in Lilacs
269(1)
Three Dawn Songs in Summer
270(1)
The Distribution of Happiness
271(1)
Etymology
272(1)
The Problem of Describing Color
273(1)
The Problem of Describing Trees
274(1)
Winged and Acid Dark
275(1)
A Swarm of Dawns, a Flock of Restless Noons
276(2)
Breach and Orison
278(4)
The World as Will and Representation
282(2)
After the Winds
284(2)
For Czeslaw Milosz in Krakow
286(2)
Time and Materials
288(3)
Art and Life
291(4)
Domestic Interiors
295(2)
Twin Dolphins
297(3)
Then Time
300(2)
That Music
302(1)
Czeslaw Milosz: In Memoriam
303(3)
Horace: Three Imitations
306(4)
State of the Planet
310(8)
Poem with a Cucumber in It
318(2)
Drift and Vapor (Surf Faintly)
320(2)
"...white of forgetfulness, white of safety"
322(2)
I Am Your Waiter Tonight and My Name is Dmitri
324(3)
A Poem
327(2)
Bush's War
329(4)
Pears
333(2)
The Dry Mountain Air
335(2)
First Things at the Last Minute
337(1)
Poet's Work
338(1)
Mouth Slightly Open
339(1)
Old Movie with the Sound Turned Off
340(2)
Ezra Pound's Proposition
342(1)
On Visiting the DMZ at Panmunjon: A Haibun
343(1)
Consciousness
344(3)
Exit, Pursued by a Sierra Meadow
347(1)
September, Inverness
348(1)
Notes and Acknowledgments 349