Table of Contents for Common Man


Moonshine
1(2)
The Mute
3(4)
A Bestiary
7(2)
A Wavering Spindle of Forsythia
9(1)
The Pupil
10(2)
A Prayer to God My God in a Time of Desolation
12(2)
Three Truths, One Story
14(2)
Hey, Sidewinder
16(4)
A Blasphemy
20(1)
The Old Clodhopper's Aubade
21(2)
Ars Poetica Shaggy and Brown
23(2)
Emptying a Rain Gauge
25(2)
Sowing Butter Beans with a Stick
27(2)
Dead Tree, Two Crows, Morning Fog
29(3)
Thunderbolt, My Foot
32(5)
The Burthen of the Mystery Indeed
37(1)
A Panegyric Against the Consolation of Grief
38(2)
A Wringer Washer on the Porch
40(4)
For the Last Time, No, I'm Not the Rabbit Man
44(3)
That Durned Ole Via Negativa
47(2)
The Lord He Thought He'd Make a Man
49(3)
For the Prodigal, the Morning Is a Trespass Against the Night
52(3)
Old Negro Spiritual
55(2)
O Stationers!
57(2)
A Lexicon for People Who Don't Talk Too Much
59(2)
Old-Time Preachin' on a Scripture Taken from a Tree
61(2)
Pappy's Little Pistol
63(3)
Sad and Alone
66(2)
A Local Yokel's System of the Spheres
68(4)
The Doctrine of an Ax
72(2)
The Man Who Lived with Joy and Pain: His Own Account
74(2)
Song of the Potato Digger
76(2)
A Man with a Rooster in His Dream
78(4)
The Beet's Theology
82(2)
Oh, She's Warm!
84(3)
The Dream of a Mountain Woman Big Enough for Me
87(2)
Where Sadness Comes From
89(2)
Giddyup, Ye Banties!
91(2)
The Common Man
93(6)
Acknowledgments 99