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In the Country of Elegies
T. Alan Broughton

Carnegie Mellon University Press



Contents

• MESSAGES
• Cumae, 1951
Praise for the Core and Crust of Earth
• On the Way to School
• Banished
• Mute
• Archeology Professor, Emeritus
• Lost Treasure
• Forges at Conshohocken
• Blues for a Dancer
• Minor Earthquake
• Parable
• Night and Day as Categories of Perception
• Brief Pardons
• Message from Herculaneum

• ELEGIES
• Crowkeeper’s Song
• Riding the Thermals
• Stillwater Canticles
• After the Funeral
• Where Home Was
• Beyond the Picturesque
• A Prayer
• Local Habitation
• Visiting an Old Friend
• In the Country of Elegies
• Toward Light
• Lullaby, And Goodnight

• DON GIOVANNI’S DREAM
• The Idea Who Dreamed Plato
• Don Giovanni’s Dream
• Itinerant
• Conversion
• A Season’s Edge
• Leaving the Island
• Somewhere in America
• Break-out
• Outside In
• An Old Riddle
• Memory’s Calendar
• Mappemonde

• LETTERS TO VAN GOGH
• On This Side of the Canvas
• The Limits of Translation
• Death as a Cloudless Day
• Recognitions
• Studies of Cabbages and Salad
• Van Gogh and the Olive Grove
• The Generous Past
• It Is the Sky that Changes
• Lyric
• The Almond Tree
• Reconstructions
• Make Them Blue
• The Maker of Shapes
• A Brilliant Parenthesis
• Improvisation
• Aroma of Thyme
• Preparing the Way
• Elegy
• The Need to Say It
• Serenade for Winds
• Refuge

• INVITATIONS
• Invitation Poems
• Screen for the Still Hours of Memory

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