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Author Piercy, Marge.

Title Colors passing through us : poems / by Marge Piercy.

Imprint New York : Knopf , 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Adams  811.54 P611co 2003    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 157 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary A collection of poetry explores the lives of women, Jewish custom and ritual, the pleasures of the natural world, the cycle of the seasons and of life and death, the enduring power of love, and the complex relationships between men and women.
Contents Photograph of my mother sitting on the steps -- In the attic of dreams -- One reason I like opera -- The good old days at home sweet home -- Her body inscribes -- Lost -- The glamour of it -- My mother gives me her recipe -- The day my mother died -- Too long dead -- Long night of the incomplete -- Jolly woman with birds -- Still the desert -- In the department store -- Love has certain limited powers -- After the darkness -- Chrysanthemum season -- Hunting the hunter -- The clock in the closet -- No one came home -- The true patriot -- Dirty old century: 12-31-99 -- Got the 21st century blues -- Resort offseason -- Minor losses -- The disintegration -- Finest porcelain -- Family values -- Gifts that keep on giving -- Kamasutra for dummies -- He left but can't let go -- Not in the dark -- How it was with us, dear grandchildren -- Winter promises -- Where beach umbellas spread gaudy circles -- Take it as it comes -- The gardener's litany -- Eclipse at the solstice -- A kind of theft -- The rain as wine -- The corner -- Taconic at midnight -- The equinox rush -- After the loss -- The aria -- Leonids over us -- Little lights -- Seder with comet -- Quieting by the bay -- Sometimes while I am chanting -- Time of year -- Sins of omission -- Shadows on darkness -- Tapuz: an orange -- The cameo -- Miriam's cup -- Colors passing through us -- The grammatical difference between lay and lie -- Love's clay -- Old moon cradling the new moon -- Chilled through -- The first time I tasted you -- Black leaves -- The animal kingdom -- How it goes with us -- Black taffeta -- Firebird -- Worlds without end -- Rising in perilous hope -- Burnishing memory -- The new era, c. 1946 -- The yellow light -- Frozen as far as the eye can see -- Flying over the Nebraska of my life -- Roomers, rumors -- Borrowed lives -- Mexico City, 1968, summer -- Photo instead of friend -- Dignity -- The garden of almost -- On the water, reflecting herself -- I awake feathered -- The joys of a bad reputation -- Old cat crying -- The lower crust -- Traveling dream -- A conversation with memory -- Tasting evanescence -- As the way narrows.
Subject Poetry.
Women -- Poetry.
Jewish women -- Poetry.
ISBN 0375415378

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