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The Tunnel
Selected Poems
Russell Edson

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• FROM THE VERY THING THAT HAPPENS (1964)
• Clouds
• A Chair
• How a Cow Comes to Live With Long Eared Ones
• Father Father, What Have You Done?
• Of the Snake and the Horse
• A Machine
• Waiting for the Signal Man
• The Fetcher of Wood
• Dinner Time
• A Red Mustache
• Appearance
• A Man Who Writes
• Love
• The Definition
• A Stone Is Nobody’s
• Fire Is Not a Nice Guest
• Little Dead Man
• A Child Walking Out of a Cow’s Behind
• Rat
• In the Time of Commerce
• Paying the Captain
• Dark Friends
• FROM
WHAT A MAN CAN SEE (1969)
• What a Man Can See
• The Road
• There Was
• Memory and the Sun
• It
• The Man Rock
• Mr Is
• Mr Brain
• A Man With a Tree on His Head
• Mrs Reach Reached Into the Air
• The Lover
• Dream Man
• A Person
• The Fall
• Signs
• To Be of Some Use
• Through the Woods
• Father and Son Travelling
• One Two Three, One Two Three
• FROM
THE CLAM THEATER (1973)
• The Agent
• The Ancestral Mousetrap
• The Ant Farm
• Ape and Coffee
• The Blank Book
• The Case
• The Changeling
• The Clam Theater
• The Death of Dentistry
• The Difficulty With a Tree
• The Dog’s Music
• The Epic
• The Family Monkey
• The Floor
• Killing the Ape
• The Kingdom
• A Love Letter
• The Mental Desert
• Movements
• Oh My God, I’ll Never Get Home
• The Press of Night
• The Turkey Happening
• Vomit
• When Science is in the Country
• FROM
THE CHILDHOOD OF AN EQUESTRIAN (1973)
• The Automobile
• the Childhood of an Equestrian
• The Exile
• In All the Days of My childhood
• Metals Metals
• the Pattern
• The Death of an Angel
• The Delicate Matter
• The Description
• A Journey Through the Moonlight
• The Keeping of the Dead
• Old Folks
• The Smell of Hay and Stars
• Through Dream and Suppertime
• Ape
• The Father of Toads
• The Ox
• A Performance at Hog Theater
• Toward the Writing
• Antimatter
• Conjugal
• The Dainty one
• The Further Adventures of Martha George
• The Toy-Maker
• FROM
THE INTUITIVE JOURNEY (1976)
The Terrible Angel
• How Things Are Turning Out
• Counting Sheep
• the Abyss
• The Feet of the Fat Man
• The Neighborhood Dog
• The Howling
• Mr. & Mrs. Duck Dinner
• The Hemorrhoid Epidemic
• the Gentlemen in the Meadow
• the Marionettes of Distant Masters
• The Dog
• The Old Woman’s Breakfast
• The Pilot
• Grass
• Hands
• Dr. Nigel Bruce Watson Counting
• The Dog’s Dinner
• The Canoeing
• The Overlap of Worlds
• In the Forest
• The Lighted Window
• Bringing a Dead Man Back into Life
• The Mountain Climber
• The Song of Dr. Brilliantine
• The Intuitive Journey
• The Incredible Accident
• FROM
THE REASON WHY THE CLOSE-MAN IS NEVER SAD (1977)
• All Those Small But Shapely things
• The Autopsy
• The Bridge
• The Ceremony
• The Cliff
• The Closet
• The Coincidental Association
• The Cottage in the Wood
• The Damaged Ape
• Erasing Amyloo
• The Fight in the Meadow
• An Historical Breakfast
• Journey for an Old Fellow
• The Large Thing
• The Lounge Picnic
• The Lonely Traveler
• Making a Movie
• An Old Man’s High Note
• Oyster Stuffing
• The Parental Decision
• The Reason Why the Closet-Man Is Never Sad
• The Taxi
• The Tearing and Merging of Clouds...
• Through the Darkness of Sleep
• The Unscreamed Scream
• FROM
THE WOUNDED BREAKFAST (1985)
• How Things Will Be
• The Way Things Are
• The Sculptor
• You
• The Love Affair
• The Matter
• Sheep
• The Wounded Breakfast
• The Doorway Trap
• My Head
• A Zoography
• Of This World
• The Paddlers’ Song
• Charity
• The Human Condition
• The Father Who Bowed
• Darwin Descending
• On the Eating of Mice
• The Head Bumping in the Dark
• The Rat’s Legs
• The Dark Side of the Moon
• Good Son Jim
• How It All Gets Kind of Fluttery
• The Philosophers
• Pigeons
• The Rat’s Tight Schedule
• With Sincerest Regrets
• The Thickening
• The Tunnel
• The Wheelbarrow

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