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And They Shall Wear Purple
New and Selected Poems
Jean Hollander

Sheep Meadow Press



Contents

• CHRUSHED INTO HONEY
• Birthing
• End of Memory
• The Bearers and Those Bereaved
• On the Death of a Child
• The Planting
• Threads
• Cornelia
• A Common Affliction
• Stone's Crust
• Black Burial Ground
• Isolde, Dead in Vichy France
• A Journalist Interviews Two Women in Cambodia
• Days of Nature
• “Sleep and Other Refreshments ”
• Snowfall
• With My Son on the Trail
• Hunkering
• Dark Retinas
• Horsethieves
• The Rabid Fox Case
• A Mistake Once Made
• The Bug Zapper
• On the Raspberry Path with the Local Cop
• The Wheel of Love
• White on Black
• Above the Frost
• A Party
• Habits of Love
• Rue Anemone
• Demons
• Birds slant against the light
• Dog Days/Dog Nights
• Small Signs
• “Hope is the thing with feathers”
• Etruscan Discoveries, Rome
• The Baths of Caracalla
• Semi-Wild
• Finally a Manger
• Painting on Wood
• The Other Side of a Medieval Tapestry
• We Do No Die—The World Takes Leave of Us: An Edvard Munch Triptych
• Into the Eye
• The Betrayal of Josephus
• Before Something Falls
• MOONDOG
• Moondog
• Pet Shop
• Horowitz Playing the Piano
• A Mix-up in Dante
• A Negative Offered and Withdrawn
• Lesson #1
• The Wind with Beaks
• Stop
• The Mandarin
• In the City, the Mandarin Is Unhappy
• The Mandarin Has Lived
• Sloughing
• The Concluding Cry
• The Chosen
• After Going West
• On the St. Perpetua Trail
• Strings of Mourning
• Grief
• Elizabeth, Under Snow
• The Locust Tree
• A Kwakiutil Woman Speaks to Her Dead Child
• Sunday, 6:15P.M.
• The Calling of Peter and Andrew
• The Banality of Good
• Pruning (I)
• Periwinkles
• Mole Baiter
• Cow Poem
• “I'm Confessing that I Love You . . .”
• Grooves
• The Woman From Poland
• Black Ice
• Reality of Green in Florence
• The Merchant's Wife
• Xenotransplant
• A Plague of Locusts
• The Promised Land
• Fiddlehead Greens
• King Kong Daddy at the Movies
• Resin Leaching from Open Roots
• Tables
• When the Strings of Morning Opened
• ORGANS AND BLOOD
• Organs and Blood
• Ols Movies
• Direction
• Despair
• Persephone's Return
• What You See Is Not
• Ursus Horribilis
• The Making of a Saint
• In the Middle of the World
• Pluperfect
• Midnight between July 4th and 5th
• Griefbane
• In Skinner's Learning Box
• Flowers Smell of It
• to my brother
• Father Still
• Figures and Filigrees
• Out of the Night
• Moonflowers
• In Memory
• In the painting
• Unfinished Da Vinci
• The Messiah Comes to Hopewell
• To Buchinol and Return
• Gynecological Check-up
• Cleaning Out My Mothers-in-Law's House
• In Lenk I read the
Zauberberg
• Manhattan Sightings
• Capsicum
• Love Is What You Eat
• Paradiso, Restaurant Fran
çais
• Translating Paradise
• Frost in Washington
• Beheadings
• Moon Tracks
• Elect in Arkansas
• Inheritance
• Transformer
• 6 a.m. walk on old snow
• Bodies of Light
• Here
• COUNTERPOINT
• Counterpoint
• Light on Oil and Water
• The Humor of It
• The Iron Maiden of Grief
• Cristo Morto
• Lazarus Again
• This Is the Way
• Pruning (II)
• Mare Frigoris
• Mare Imbrium
• TORN LOVE
• Ubi Caritas Ibi Deus (Where There Is Love, There Is God)
• At the Seashore:
Loveladies
• The Sponge of Love
• Something is Missing
• Beauty and the Beast
• Faulted
• Comfort me with apples
• In Slow Motion
• The Encircling
• Corrected
• Cloud-Tossed Moon
• An SOS of Light
• Not Taking
• Encounter
• My Old Dog
• The Difference
• Out of Touch
• Love Is What We Eat in Bergun
• She dreams of maggots
• Trees
• Surf Forest
• Linings
• After his stroke
• Eskimo Death
• To a Dead Father
• Possessed
• Daughters
• Villanelle Astronomies
• A Rib Opens
• What happens to the children
• My Name Was Josephine
• Some thoughts of God at Easter
• July 4th
• Wild Turkeys before Thanksgiving
• San Martino
• The Making of a Saint
• Savonarola
• Switzerland. The Eighth Day after Creation
• Caritas
• Daedalus
• The Sacrifice
• AND THEY SHALL WEAR PURPLE
• The Conversation of the Heathen
• Mural of the Deposition in Certaldo
• Cross-Bearing Rutabaga
• Metamorphoses
• A Distillation of Absences
• On the Bus to New York
• Urpainting
• Self-Portrait
• My World
• Encircling
• My Ambition
• The Weight of Water
• Ice Night
• Help Wanted Column
• “When the wolf rises in the heart . . .”
• Nature Reflects our Minds
• Descent
• The Feathering Wheel
• Against the Light
• Experimental Mirror
• Hiking
• The Dark-Red Trail
• To My Daughter
• Going Home. Scene One
• Evening, Night, and Dawn: Moments of Eternity
• Flying West
• “then the letting go. . .” Belief
• Argument
• Dead Love
• Death by Water—to A.W.
• After the Heart Attack
• When Wings Failed
• Leaving La Quinta
• Ultimate Sex
• Gravel
• Grindelwald, the Neighbor's Garden
• Penumbra
• Certainties after the Storm
• Timed
• “Fall, the season / Winter, die . . .”
• Feculence
• Walking the Dog
• The Devil's Acre
• Long Hike
• D
éjà vu
• Cellar Door
• Trees, like children
• Between the Condor and the Windhover
• Angel's Landing
• Compassion Fatigue
• After Reading Frost
• Chiroptera
• Road Taken
• Preoccupations
• Googled Wisdom
• After Reading Isaac Bashevis Singer Outdoors
• In the kitchen my friend tells me
• Thoughts on a red-haired young man at a poetry reading
• Fiesole Radiant
• Maroon in Manhattan
• Rock Island
• Confession
• Techniques of Alienation
• Delivery
• Piazza Navona
• The Talipot in the Serpent's Tooth
• Coyote Peak
• Threatened Species
• Elegy for a Rat
• Tartarchos, the Tortoise
• Eyelids
• Cop Killer
• Dear Gloria
• Francesca at the Castle
• The Witch and the Mermaid
• Palazzo Medici Riccardi
• Saratoga Springs
• Paradiselandschaft
• Anne Boleyn to the King
• Weeds
• Cold Chisel
• Alarms
• Memorabilia
• Spring in the Desert
• An Urgency of Light
• Hide and Seek
• Father
• telephoning
• Uncertainties
• The Exchange
• Finally Spring
• “And they shall wear purple . . .”
• Inferno: Canto I
• Afterword
• Publisher's Note
• Acknowledgments

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