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Sam’s Book
David Ray

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Praying for Signs
• The Snapshots
• Teaching
• In the Gallery Room
• Son
• The Apple That Fills the Room
• For Samuel Cyrus Ray 6/6/65
• At the Washing of My Son
• The Shoelaces
• A Polaroid on the Porch
• Calabria
• In Greece
• The Temple at Paestum
• In the Evening
• For My Son
• Innocents Abroad
• Statues
• The Iowa Farmhouse
• The Old Days
• The Night Sam and Wes Stayed in Their Own Hotel Room
• The Father
• A Visit to Amana
• Thanksgiving in Sioux City
• The Visit
• How to Be Loved
• Ropewalk
• When My Children Left for the Alps
• The Witness
• End of the Road
• Thanks, Robert Frost
• On the Photograph “Yarn Mill,” by Lewis W. Hine
• Scroll
• Burial
• Treasuring the Snapshot
• Neighbors
• Mom
• Not at All
• In the Third Month
• Ghosts
• At the Opera
• First Snow
• Sam
• A Plastic Cube
• Thanksgiving 1984
• The Weeping Session in Italy
• Brief Song
• Haiku
• The Birth of Woe
• Beads, Pony, Prayer
• The Question
• Between Alp and Sea
• Regrets
• The Search
• In the Children’s Library
• Writing
• Bhopal
• The Parting
• And April Arrives
• To Sam
• Tricks of the Mind
• Another Trick of the Mind
• The Cypress Root
• The Return
• The Petrified Forest

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