Table of Contents for Bloodroot : Indiana Poems


Foreword xv
James Alexander Thom
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xix
From Somewhere in Southern Indiana (1993)
The Forefather Arrives
3(1)
Entering the Southern Indiana Wilderness
4(1)
Butchering
5(1)
Cutting Wood
6(2)
The Woods of Southern Indiana
8(2)
Indigo Bunting
10(2)
Chamomile
12(1)
Purple Trillium
13(2)
Tulip Poplar
15(2)
Walnut
17(2)
Skinning a Rabbit
19(2)
Darkness Comes to the Woods
21(1)
Southern Indiana
22(1)
St. Meinrad Archabbey
23(1)
To Obscure Men
24(1)
Two Bricks and a Board
25(5)
My Father Young Again
30(4)
A Terre Haute Story
34(2)
Hoosier Songs
36(2)
Sisters
38(1)
A Civil War Veteran from Indiana
39(3)
Flight
42(1)
For an Old Friend
43(2)
Basketball Season Begins
45(1)
Somewhere in Southern Indiana
46(5)
From Bittersweet along the Expressway (2000)
Arriving on Paumanok
51(1)
Sycamore on Main Street
52(1)
Ancestral Voices
53(1)
Weeping Willow
54(1)
Dogwood
55(1)
Gatsby Country
56(1)
The Roslyn Forge
57(1)
Song of the Music Stand
58(2)
A Midwestern Story
60(3)
A Dream of Plum Blossoms
63(6)
From The Country I Come From (2002)
A Whiff of Fresh Sheets
69(2)
Full Circle
71(1)
The Language of Place
72(2)
The Language of Species
74(1)
What We Lost in Southern Indiana
75(2)
The Buffalo Trace
77(2)
What the Miami Call Themselves
79(2)
Song of the Mississinewa
81(1)
Mississinewa River Lament
82(2)
Mississinewa Cottonwood Leaf
84(2)
Lines Heard in Northern Indiana Cornfields
86(2)
May Apple
88(2)
Fire and Ice
90(2)
One Voice from Many
92(5)
Pastoral Poetics
97(2)
The Corn Cave
99(2)
Hauling Hay
101(2)
Hayloft
103(1)
Milk Music
104(1)
The Labor Day Boxes
105(1)
The Horseradish Man
106(2)
When the House Was New
108(1)
Woods Hymn
109(1)
Bloodroot
110(2)
His is Only Hickory Sapling
112(2)
The Martin Box
114(2)
The Potato Barrows
116(2)
Gathering Hickory Nuts
118(2)
The Quilters
120(2)
Saturday Night at the Calumet
122(1)
Because I Could Not Stop
123(1)
Song for Bob Dylan
124(1)
Odysseus in Indiana
125(2)
Return to a Mighty Fortress
127(3)
Song for a Sister
130(2)
The Dropped Pigskin
132(2)
Dream of a Hanging Curve
134(2)
Dorothy and the Jewish Coat
136(1)
The Mandolin and the Tenor
137(2)
Let Morning Light
139(2)
Hugging the Spirit
141(2)
Farewell Lullaby
143(1)
At Least Now
144(2)
The Reunion
146(1)
Places
147(4)
From Looking for God's Country (2005)
Letter from a Star above Southern Indiana
151(2)
The Nest
153(1)
Strawberry-Patch Song
154(1)
The Gardener
155(2)
Chicken in the Woods
157(1)
Godfather's Fishing Knife
158(2)
Patoka River Canoe Trip
160(1)
Barnyard Hoops
161(1)
The Schneebrunzer
162(1)
What the Map Says
163(2)
God's Country
165(2)
The Storyteller
167(2)
Where Trees Are Tall
169(1)
The Piankashaw in the Sycamore
170(2)
Coming into the Valley
172(2)
Dark and Deep
174(1)
Moon Shadows
175(1)
The Time Has Come
176(5)
From Invisible Presence (2006)
Gate
181(1)
The Language of Red
182(1)
Corn Blowing in the Wind
183(1)
The Blue Road
184(1)
The Space Between
185(1)
Bovine Beauty
186(1)
Corn Syllables
187(1)
Cut Earth
188(1)
Morel
189(1)
Cabin
190(1)
Whitman's Web
191(1)
Deaton's Woods
192(2)
Woods Meditation
194(1)
David Ignatow's Trees
195(1)
Bare Tree Song
196(1)
Tale of the Red Barn
197(1)
Two Kittens
198(1)
Midwestern Scene
199(1)
A Red Barn for the Joads
200(1)
What's in Wood?
201(1)
I Remember When
202(1)
Close Look
203(1)
Flower Interior
204(1)
Rilke's Shadows
205(1)
Army of Orange
206(1)
Left in a House
207(1)
What If Fish?
208(1)
For Whom the Bells
209(1)
Picket Fence
210(1)
Rest
211(1)
Walking the Streets
212(1)
Windows
213(1)
The Court House Bench
214(1)
Man in Red Cap
215(1)
Neighborhood Muse
216(1)
Hoosier Poetry Reading
217(1)
Song of the Red Covered Bridge
218(5)
Local News: Poems 2005-2007
Sister Soap
223(1)
Clothesline Saga
224(1)
Charlie
225(1)
Little Red Worms from Tennessee
226(1)
Dolls and Guns
227(1)
The Local News
228(1)
Two Bottles of Beer
229(1)
Cemetery wind
230(1)
The Egg in My Hand
231(1)
Lindauer's Woods
232(1)
Father, Teach Me
233(2)
Old Henry
235(2)
Wilson's Drugstore
237(1)
Sister Query
238(2)
Rockroading
240(2)
The Rustic Tavern
242(1)
Fishing Again after Many Years
243(1)
Patoka River Carp
244(1)
The Blueberry Bush
245(1)
Call of the Quail
246(1)
The Rosary
247(2)
A Silent Prayer
249(2)
Eighth Anniversary
251(1)
Brother, Brother
252(2)
Indiana Sycamore
254(1)
Patoka Lake Morning
255(1)
Woods Chapel
256(1)
Palm Light
257(1)
A Bend in the Road
258(2)
In Transit
260(2)
Prayer to Peyton Manning
262(1)
Fiddler
263(1)
I'm Practically with the Band
264(2)
What Have You Gone and Done?
266(3)
On the Road with the Hampton Sisters
269(1)
Etheridge Knight's Blues
270(1)
Etheridge Knight at the Chatterbox
271(2)
Song Out of the Dark for Jake Hale
273(3)
For Kurt Vonnegut, Pilgrim Unstruck in Time
276(2)
Spring Waters
278(1)
List of Photography Credits 279