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Perhaps Bag
Carol Rumens

Sheep Meadow Press



Contents

from UNCOLLECTED POEMS (1968-81) AND A STRANGE GIRL IN BRIGHT COLOURS (1973)
• Advice Before the Act
• Post-War Portrait
• Folk Song
• Objects and Shadows
• Latest Model
• Maureen's Magnificat
• Just Eve
• At Puberty
• Me-Time
• The Advanced Set
• A Postcard from Brighton, 1980
• April in February
• f
rom SELECTED POEMS (1987)
• The Last Day of March
• False Wings
• Simple Poem
• Ballad of the Morning After
• Carpet Weavers, Morocco
• A New Song
• Ashqelon
• At Kibbutz Amiad
• Eclipses
• In the Craft Museum
• West Berlin Pastoral
• The Compass Plant
• Lovers in Westgate Gardens
• Second Lives
• Dark Harvest
• Christmas Dinner Borscht
from AZTEC SACRIFICES
• Exiles
• A Song of Empires
• Tezcatlipoca and the Sorcerers
• Las Brisas
• Quetzalcoatl
• 2. In the Jardin d’Espagne
• Wonder
• Tricksters and Quetzals
from A NECKLACE OF MIRRORS (1978)
• Sappho
• Li Ju-Chen's Dream
• Akhmatova in Leningrad
from UNPLAYED MUSIC (1981)
• Suburban
• Before These Wars
• Over the Bridge
• Rules for Beginners
• Unplayed Music
• The Strawberry Mark
• Late Gifts
• A Latin Primer
• The Skin Politic
• A Marriage
• Floating Gardens
• December Walk
• Small Views
• The Freedom Won by War for Women
• Three Poets the Sak
É Cup Game
from STAR WHISPER (1983)
• A Cold Dawn
• The Name of Names
• Geography Lesson
• Heart Sufferer
• The Most Difficult Door
• A Case of Deprivation
• An Easter Garland
• Lines on the Shortest Day
• The Hebrew Class
• Star Whisper
• Museum
• March, Happy Valley
• Cherchez l’ail
• Writing the City
• Skins
• Lullaby for a First Child
• From Regent's Park Crossings
from DIRECT DIALING (1985)
• A Prague Dusk, August 21st 1983
• A Soviet Army Tenor
• Outside Oswiecim
• Northern Woods
• Blockade
• Aubade
• Vocation
• In the Cloud of Unknowing
• Pavane for the Lost Children
• Time Trouble
• Winter
• Escape from White
• A Jewish Cemetery
• Greetings from D
üsseldorf
• Direct Dialing
• Sixteen Dancers
from THE GREENING OF THE SNOW BEACH (1988)
• Russian Lessons
• West Country Twin Town
• The Flood of Silence
• Conversation Piece
• Death of an Elder Brother
• A Moscow Wife, Waiting
• Leningrad Romance
• A Blockade Memorial
• Green Windows
• Finding the Sun
• The Admiralty
• Russian Luck (Kolya's Poem)
• Persephone in Armenia
• ICONS, WAVES (1986)
• Icons, Waves
• f
rom FROM BERLIN TO HEAVEN (1989)
• From Berlin to Heaven
• Wealth
• Rides
• Jarrow
• Above Cuckmere Haven
• The First Strokes
• The March of the Lance-Bombardier and his Children
• Reconstruction
• Perestroika
• Late Travellers
• Bheir m
é o
from THINKING OF SKINS (1993)
• St Petersburg, Reclaimed by Merchants
• Seascape and Single Figure
• Last of the Lays
• England to Her Maker
• Midnight
• Stealing the Genre
• Cold Dawns
• Schoolgirl's Story
• The Lisburn Road List
• Snowfire
• Head Cold
• In Memory of a Friendship
• The Release
• f
rom BEST CHINA SKY (1995)
• Distances
• From the Anglo-Saxon
• War and Soup
• The Border Builder
• Best China Sky
• Prayer for Belfast
• Death of an Afternoon Woman
• From a Conversation During Divorce
• The Resignation
• About the Jews
• 1950
• Here I Am
• The Stone Butterfly
from HOLDING PATTERN (1998)
• st. Peter's Welcomes the Peace Walkers
• Boating in a Border County
• A Day in the Life of Farmer Dream
• Thirst for Green
• Words for Politicians
• Where the Rainbow Ends
• Ineducable
• Conversation with a Seagull
• To Poetry
• Stanzas for a New Start
from HEX (2002)
• December Tennis
• Kings of the Playground
• Shade
• Droplets
• Rigor Mortis
• Religious Education
• Eichmann in Minsk
• Falling Man
• The 'Pastime' School of Poets
• The Arrival
• The Submerged Cathedral
• Against Posterity
• Anything/Nothing
• To the Shipbuilder, his Tabernacle
• Wood Lovers
• Refresher Course
• Swedish Exchange
• Quotations
• Learner
• Letter
• The Fitting Room
• Autumn Colors
• From Rogue Translations
• 1 Once
• 2 Special Exhibition
• 3 We'll Meet Again
• 4 The Grape-picker
• 4 The Things He Liked
from NEW POEMS (2004)
• To Save the Wheel
• The Baltic Swan
• Baby Baby Baby
• The Weather of Scarves
• The Grandmother's Tale
• Watercolour
• Lullaby and Warning
• Welsh Stream
• Do the Serial Monogamists Need a New Vocabulary?
• Finishing a Poem Can Be Like This, Too
• De-Creation 2004
from BLIND SPOTS (2008)
• Between Two Wars
• Double Solstice
• The Threshold
• Little Epic
• The Reading-Lamp Sonogram
• Shades
• Poetry
• Second Heart
• On Being (Sometimes) Vertical and Verbal
• A Calepin for Dr. Brewer
• Clothes Left on a Washing-Line
• London Stone
• A Berth for the Shipping Clerk
• Baby Talk
• Almost True: A Guided Walk through Larkin's Cottingham
• Coats
• Women, Weiled
• After a Deluge
• The Greenfinch
• Walking on Hail-Stones
• Perhaps
from DE CHIRICO'S THREADS (2010)
Sonnets from ICE AND FIRE
• 1. The Birth of Venus
• 2. Alba
• 3. The Soldier's Girl-Friend
• 7. Theatres
• 8. The White Stag
• Diphthongs
• The Wobble
• The Old Crystal Palace 'High Level' Station
• The Concentration-Camp Poplars Remember their First Gardeners
• Hurbinek's Children
• Shaped Matter
• Riddle
• The Mudstone Rainbow
• 2084
• Dig
• Itinerary
• East Ending
• Sunset for the Under Fives
• Must HAve
• Conversation
• Englynion, Bangor Pier
from ANIMAL PEOPLE (2016)
• On the Spectrum
• An Artistic Family
• Easter Snow
• The Teacher and the Ghosts
• Spring Forward, Fall Back: a Gwynedd Skein
• The Homeless Ship (
seen from the Bangor-Chester train)
• March Morning, Pearson Park (for Maurice Ruherford)
• Lumen de Lumine (after Edgar Bundy's “The Night School”)
• Two Birthday Cards
• Praying with the Imam at Summerfade
• Happy Seventieth Birthday Blues, Mr Zimmerman
• All Soul's Saturday Night
• John Rodker Composes a Cold Elegy for Isaac Rosenberg
• Pyramid Text
• Zootoca Vivipara
• Song of The Obsolete
• home Thoughts from the Cow-Shed (For Yura)
• Danae, Dinarii
• It's Time for the Weather!
• Happy Christmas, Sister Dympna
• Small Facts
• Marshalsea Quadrille
• Hamlet (freely after Boris Pasternak)
• Three Fado (freely, from the Portuguese)
• Laundry Blue
• The Hare and the Hedgehog (after 'Der Hase und der Igel,
Children's and Household Tales, Brothers Grimm, 1857)
from BEZDELKI (2017)
• “When Psyche-Life Follows Persephone . . . ”
• Bezdelki, with Morphine
• Summer Visitor
• Vidua
• Diaspora
• Running with King Taharqa
• NEW, UNPUBLISHED POEMS (2017)
• The Perhaps-Bag
• Finger Marks
• The Dialect
• Sweet Things
• Black Rainbow
• Narrative of Success
• The Clasp
• The conchologist wishes more things might be clothed in shell
• Moment
• Syrian Algebra
• Freedom's Twilight (after Osip Mandelstam)
• The Eternal Student and the Secret Scholar
• Stabat Mater
• Canto XXVII (Dante,
Purgatorio)
• A Kandinsky Woodcut

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