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Door in the Mountain
New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003
Jean Valentine

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• NEW POEMS
• Annunciation
• In our child house
• Nine
• The girl
• Mother
• Eighteen
• "She Sang"
• A Bone Standing Up
• The Hawthorn Robin Mends with Thorns
• Out in a sailboat
• I came to you
• Cousin
• The Very Bad Horse
• Once
• So many secrets
• Eleventh Brother
• Once in the nights
• Under the gold
• The Windows

• Go Clear
• The Coin
• October morning
• I heard my left hand
• In the evening
• We cut the new day
• Occurrence of White
• How have I hurt you?
• Do flies remember us
• You drew my head
• The little faintly blue clay eggs
• Happiness (3)
• Letter
• I could never let go
• The Basket House
• The House and the World
• In your eyes
• Woman Leaving
• Trim my hoofs
• Two Poems for Matthew Shepard
• The Blue Dory the Soul
• The Rally
• The Growing Christ of Tzintzuntzan
• Sheep
• To the Bardo
• Rodney Dying (4)
• Door in the Mountain
• Monarch butterfly
• My old body
• Inkwell daybreak
• The path between
• The Night Sea
• The Shirt
• One Foot in the Dark
• A weed green
• Fears: Night Cabin
• so wild
• I have lived in your face
• A goldfinch in the rain
• The grain of the wood
• The push or fly
• I would be
• Avalon
• Do you remember?
• Advent Calendar
• We didn't know each other
• Touch with your finger
• Noon in the Line Outside
• Inside
• Your number is lifting off my hand
• The Needle North
• The Passing
• In the Burning Air
• Little house
• Notes

• DREAM BARKER (1965)
• First Love
• For a Woman Dead at Thirty
• Miles from Home
• To Salter's Point
• Lines in Dejection
• Sleeps Drops Its Nets
• Dejà-vu
• Sunset at Wellfleet
• Asleep over Lines from Willa Cather
• Cambridge by Night
• To a Friend
• Waiting
• Sasha and the Poet
• The Second Dream
• A Bride's Hours
• Afterbirth
• Sarah's Christening Day
• Tired of London
• Cabridge April 27 1957
• New York April 27 1962
• September 1963
• Riverside
• For Teed
• My Grandmother's Watch
• The Beast with Two Backs
• The Little Flower
• Sex
• Adam and Eve: Poem on Folded Paper
• Dream Barker
• To My Soul

• PILGRIMS (1969)j
• The Couples
• Fireside
• Solomon
• In the Museum
• By the Boat Pond
• The Summer House
• Woods
• Her dream: the child
• Orpheus and Eurydice
• Goodbye
• Separation
• Thinking about Cain
• Dearest
• April
• Broken-down Girl
• Bin Dream West College East D-11
• Bin Dream #2 Interview with Stravinksy
• Death House
• Archangel
• Half an Hour
• Visiting Day at School
• The Child Jung
• Coltrane Syeeda's Song Flute
• Photograph of Delmore Schwartz
• The Torn-down Building
• Moon Man
• The Child and the Terrorist The Terrorist and the Child
• Night
• Pilgrims

• ORDINARY THINGS (1974)
• After Elegies
• 'Autumn Day'
• He said
• Forces
• Kin
• Anesthesia
• After Elegies (2)
• 3 A.M. in New York
• Space
• Letter from a Country Room
• A Child's Death
• Revolution
• Three Voices One Night in the Community Kitchen
• The Knife
• Seeing L'Atalante
• "Twenty Days' Journey" by Huub Oosterhuis and translated from the Dutch with Judith Herzberg
• This Hate
• This Minute
• Couvre-Feu: after Paul Eluard
• Fidelities
• Susan's Photographs
• Ouside the Frame
• Forces (2): Song
• Notes

• THE MESSENGER (1979)
• Beka 14
• Dufy Postcard
• The Field
• Living Together
• Here Now
• The Forgiveness Dream: Man from the Warsaw Ghetto
• Turn
• Prayer in Fever
• Working
• Silences: A Dream of Governments
• After Elegies (3)
• The Messenger - Two Translations - Huub Oosterhuis: Orpheus
• Osip Mandelstam: 394 - Solitudes - December 21st
• Sanctuary
• What Happened
• Turn (2): After Years
• The Burden of Memory
• February 9th
• "Love and Work": Freud Dying
• Letter from a Stranger
• "Actuarial File"
• Lines from a Story
• March 21st
• Notes

• HOME.DEEP.BLUE (1989)
• Willi Home
• To Raphael angel of happy meeting
• Primitive Painting: Liberation Day
• Awake This Summer
• Mandelstam
• The Drinker's Wife Writes Back
• Birthday Letter from South Carolina
• The Counselor Retires and Then He Dies
• Juliana
• Visit
• Snow Landscape in a Glass Glode
• Everything Starts with a Letter
• About Love
• Little Song in Indian Summer
• The King
• High School Boyfriend
• Tonight I Can Write...
• Trust Me

• THE RIVER AT WOLF (1992)
• X
• Spring and Its Flowers
• The Summer Was Not Long Enough
• Still Life for Matisse
• Still Life: in the Epidemic
• Ikon
• The Year of the Snake
• The One You Wanted to Be Is the One You Are
• Ironwood
• Bud
• To a Young Poet
• Foraging
• Alfred and the Abortion
• Redemption
• Seeing You
• The Free Abandonment Blues
• The First Station
• Night Lake
• The Badlands Said
• The Missouri Speaks
• The River at Wolf
• The Ring
• Barrie's Dream the Wild Geese
• Fox Glacier
• Lindis Pass Borage
• By the Tekapo River 100 Degrees
• After Consciousness of This Big Form
• Everyone Was Drunk
• In Fear (1)
• In Fear (2)
• In This Egg
• The Under Voice
• Come Akhmatova
• James Wright: in Memory
• Wish-Mother
• At Cullen's Island
• The Wisdom Gravy
• American River Sky Alcohol Father
• The Morning of My Mother's Death
• The Night of My Mother's Death
• Second Mother
• The Sea of Serenity
• My Mother's Body My Professor My Bower
• Butane
• At My Mother's Grave
• We Go Through Our Mother' sThings
• Death Asphodel
• To the Memory of David Kalstone
• The First Angel
• At the Door
• Yield Everything Force Nothing
• Alone Alive
• Flower
• Skate
• Guardian Angel in New York
• To Plath to Sexton
• The Power Table

• GROWING DARKNESS GROWING LIGHT (1997)
• Rain
• Sick Away from Home
• Friend
• Homesick
• New Life
• Bees
• The Tractors
• River Jordan
• Night Porch
• World-light
• Snow Family
• To the Black Madonna of Chartres
• Tell Me What Is the Soul
• Mastectomy
• Secret Room Danger House
• Red for Blood
• Yellow for Gold
• Green for the Land
• Black for the People
• Home
• Long Irish Summer Day
• Dog Skin coat
• Fellini in Purgatory
• Elegy for Jane Kenyon
• You Are Not One in a Sequence
• Alcohol
• Where Do you Look for Me?
• Documentary: AIDS Support Group
• Poem with Words by Thornton Dial
• A Bit of Rice
• The Night Wally's Service Wally said
• Rodney Dying
• Rodney Dying (2)
• Father Lynch Returns from the Dead
• Mother and Child Body and Soul
• Soul
• Soul (2)
• The Mother Dreams
• Fistula
• Soul (3)
• Open Heart
• Listening

• THE CRADLE OF THE REAL LIFE (2000)
• The Pen
• Elegy for Jane Kenyon (2)
• Black Wolf
• Mother Bones
• They lead me
• Your mouth "appeared to me"
• Mare and Newborn Foal
• Truth
• October Premonition
• Rodney Dying (3)
• November
• Labrador
• 1945
• Leaving
• Running for a train
• The Welsh poet
• Radio: Poetry Reading NPR
• The Tower Roof
• For a Woman Dead at Thirty (2)
• The Blind Stirring of Love
• Little Map
• The Drinker
• The Drinker (2)
• Happiness
• Happiness (2)
• The I Ching
• He leaves them:
• Away from you
• Child
• Her Lost Book
• Index of Titles and First Li

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