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Picnic, lightning
Picnic, lightning

Publication Information:
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c1998.
Physical Description:
103 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
A portrait of the reader with a bowl of cereal -- Fishing on the Susquehanna in July -- To a stranger born in some distant country hundreds of years from now -- I chop some parsley while listening to Art Blakey's version of "Three blind mice" -- Afternoon with Irish cows -- Marginalia -- What I learned today -- Journal -- Some days -- Silence -- Picnic, lightning -- In the room of a thousand miles -- Morning -- Bonsai -- Splitting wood -- Shoveling snow with Buddha -- I go back to the house for a book -- After the storm -- Snow -- Moon -- Looking west -- This much I do remember -- Japan -- Victoria's Secret -- Musée des beaux arts revisited -- Lines composed over three thousand miles from Tintern Abbey -- Paradelle for Susan -- Duck/rabbit -- Egypt -- Home again -- Lines lost among trees -- The many faces of jazz -- Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes -- The night house -- The death of the hat -- The list of ancient pastimes -- Passengers -- Serpentine -- Reincarnation and you -- Jazz and nature -- And his sextet -- Where I live -- My life -- Aristotle.
Presents a collection of poems that explores the minutiae of life.