Table of Contents for Best of It : New and Selected Poems


NEW POEMS
Odd Blocks
3(1)
The Edges of Time
4(1)
Bait Goat
5(1)
Train-Track Figure
6(1)
WE'RE Building The Ship As We Sail It
7(1)
Virga
8(1)
Dogleg
9(1)
Cloud
10(1)
Ledge
11(1)
Stations
12(2)
Repetition
14(1)
The Pharaohs
15(1)
Pentimenti
16(2)
Bittler Pill
18(1)
Polish And Balm
19(1)
Retroactive
20(1)
Galapago
21(1)
Finish
22(1)
Shift
23(1)
Easter Island
24(1)
Cut Out for it
25(1)
Spiderweb
26(1)
Still Life With Lemons, Oranges and a Rose
27(2)
After Zeno
29(4)
FLAMINGO WATCHING 1994
Flamingo Watching
33(1)
This Life
34(1)
Extraordinary Lengths
35(1)
Every painting by chagall
36(1)
The Tables Freed
37(1)
Leaving Spaces
38(1)
Periphery
39(1)
The Mock Ruin
40(1)
Is It Modest?
41(1)
The Things of The World
42(1)
Emptiness
43(1)
Slant
44(1)
Apology
45(1)
Vacation
46(1)
A Certain Kind of Eden
47(1)
No Rest for the Idle
48(1)
The Narrow Path
49(1)
When Fishing Fails
50(1)
Say It Straight
51(1)
Glass Slippers
52(2)
How Successful Can She Afford to Be?
54(1)
Repetition
55(1)
Les Natures Profondement Bonnes Sont Toujous Indecises
56(1)
So Different
57(1)
Half a Loaf
58(1)
Soft
59(1)
Spring
60(1)
I Marveled At How Generally I Was Aided
61(1)
Impersonal
62(2)
A Certain Meanness of Culture
64(2)
The Test We Set Ourself
66(1)
Force
67(1)
Miners'Canaries
68(1)
The Hinge of Spring
69(1)
Deer
70(1)
Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
71(1)
Snake Charm
72(1)
The Plam At the end of The Mind
73(1)
Poetry is A Kind of Money
74(1)
Persiflage
75(1)
Masterworks of Ming
76(2)
Breast Birds
78(1)
Paired Things
79(1)
Osprey
80(1)
Turtle
81(4)
ELEPHANT ROCKS 1996
Living with Stripes
85(1)
Doubt
86(1)
Mirage Oases
87(1)
Cirque
88(1)
Chemistry
89(1)
That Vase of Lilacs
90(2)
Connections
92(1)
Dew
93(1)
Lacquer Artist
94(1)
All Shall Be Restored
95(1)
Full Measure
96(1)
Stars of Bethlehems
97(1)
Crib
98(1)
Bestiary
99(1)
How Birds Sing
100(1)
How A Thought Thinks
101(1)
Intention
102(1)
If The Moon Happened Once
103(1)
New Clothes
104(2)
Simply By Growing Larger
106(1)
To the Young Anglerfish
107(1)
Crustacean Island
108(1)
Imaginary Eskimos
109(1)
Outsider Art
110(2)
Caught
112(1)
Les Petites Confitures
113(1)
Why Isn't it all More Marked
114(2)
Witness
116(1)
Learing
117(1)
Apogee
118(1)
Against Gravity
119(1)
Lacunae
120(1)
Intransigence
121(1)
Age
122(1)
Counsel
123(1)
Insult
124(1)
Silence
125(1)
A Cat/A Future
126(1)
Hope
127(1)
Losses
128(1)
The Cabinet of Curiosities
129(1)
Her Politeness
130(1)
Bad Patch
131(1)
Swept Up Whole
132(1)
Any Morning
133(1)
Relief
134(1)
Part Midas
135(1)
The Woman Who Wrote too Much
136(1)
Sonnet to Spring
137(1)
A Plain Ordinary Steel Needle Can Float On Pure Water
138(1)
Distance
139(1)
The Vessel and the Cup
140(1)
Wooden
141(1)
The Second
142(1)
Heat
143(1)
Poetry in Translation
144(1)
If She Only Had One Minute
145(1)
Elephant Rocks
146(3)
SAY UNCLE 2000
Say Uncle
149(1)
Corners
150(2)
Star Block
152(1)
Mockingbird
153(1)
A Hundred Bolts Of Satin
154(2)
The Excluded Animals
156(2)
Blandeur
158(1)
Composition
159(1)
Patience
160(2)
Coming and Going
162(1)
Nothing Ventured
163(1)
That Will to Divest
164(1)
Winter Fear
165(1)
Grazing Horses
166(1)
Waste
167(1)
Forgetting
168(1)
The Fourth Wise Man
169(1)
Beasts
170(1)
Gaps
171(1)
The Fabric of Life
172(1)
Help
173(1)
The Pass
174(1)
The Pieces That Fall to Earth
175(1)
Don't Look Back
176(2)
It's Always Darkest Just Before The Dawn
178(1)
Blunt
179(1)
Diamonds
180(1)
Herring
181(1)
The Silence Islands
182(1)
Cheshire
183(1)
Yeses
184(1)
Great Thoughts
185(1)
Test
186(1)
Crown
187(1)
Bad Day
188(1)
Among English Verbs
189(1)
Lime Light
190(1)
Why We Must Struggle
191(1)
Drops In The Bucket
192(1)
The Job
193(1)
Dutch
194(2)
Chemise
196(1)
Deferred Silence
197(1)
Attention
198(1)
Failure
199(1)
Matrigupta
200(1)
Weakness And Doubt
201(1)
Failure 2
202(1)
Two More, And Up Goes The Donkey
203(1)
Water Under The Bridge
204(1)
Your Face Will Stick
205(1)
And All Becomes As Before
206(3)
THE NIAGARA RIVER 2005
The Niagara River
209(1)
Home To Roost
210(1)
Carrying A Ladder
211(1)
SharKs' Teeth
212(1)
Weak Forces
213(1)
The Elephant In The Room
214(1)
A Ball Rolls On A Point
215(1)
The Best Of It
216(1)
Chinese Foot Chart
217(1)
Shipwreck
218(1)
The Other Shoe
219(1)
Atlas
220(1)
He Lit A Fire With Icicles
221(1)
Rats' Tails
222(1)
Added Significance
223(1)
Chop
224(1)
Felix Crow
225(1)
Desert Reservoirs
226(1)
Hailstorm
227(1)
Expectations
228(1)
Green Hills
229(1)
Rubbing Lamps
230(2)
Tenderness And Rot
232(1)
Tar Babies
233(1)
Tired Blood
234(1)
Theft
235(1)
Ideal Audince
236(1)
Caps
237(1)
Thin
238(1)
Stardust
239(1)
Blue China Doorknob
240(1)
Salvage
241(1)
The Light Of Interiors
242(2)
Things Shouldn't Be So Hard
244(2)
The Past
246(1)
Reverse Drama
247(1)
Fake Spots
248(1)
Legerdemain
249(1)
Hide And Seek
250(1)
Post-Construction
251(1)
Least Action
252(2)
Chart
254(1)
No Names
255(1)
The Material
256(2)
The Well Or The Cup
258(1)
Late Justice
259(1)
Backward Miracle
260(1)
Green Behind The Ears
261(1)
Thieves
262(2)
Lighthouse Keeping
264(1)
Tune
265(2)
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