A Green Bough
130 Pages
English

A Green Bough

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130 Pages
English

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I write of ladybugs, triggerfish, and magpies, of holy moments in such places as Iona, Scotland, the Rockies, Florida, North Carolina, and my own household. I consider the loss of Miss Waldron's Red Colobus, a warning from Inuit goddess Sedna, and war's tragedy in Iraq.
My work has roots nourished by growing up with a farming and gardening family in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, teaching and learning with my students and colleagues at Eckerd College, being a member of the Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership, and participating in Presbyterians for Earth Care and other eco-justice ministries.
My poetic quest is to hold in tension the opposites of a celebration of the natural world and, in a time of great destruction, a call for its repair. I intend to evoke a saving love for the bodymindspirit of this amazing planet that is our home.

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Published 29 August 2019
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EAN13 9781532691461
Language English

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A G r e e n B o u g 
Poems for Renewal
Nancy Corson Carter
A GREEN BOUG Pôémŝ ô Rééwà
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August 27, 2019
Sçûé qûôàôŝ àé ôm Réŝé Sàà Véŝô ô é Bé, çô © 1946, 1952, à 1971, Nàôà Côûç ô é Cûçéŝ ô Cŝ  é Ué Sàéŝ ô Améçà. Uŝé  émŝŝô. A ŝ éŝéé wôwé.
ô ôwà, Rééççà, à Gûŝàô
à ô à wô ôé à çàé ô é Eà
If I keep a green boug în my eart, te sîngîng bîrd wîll come. — o l d C h i n e s e s ayi n g
Prefacex | Acknowledgmentsx |
I
II
C ontent s
he Green World | 1 Waiting for Angels | 3 Wasing My Car in te Rain Under te Fig Tree | 4 Avocado Picking on te Sabbat | 6 he Jacaranda Fantasy | 8 Zaccaeus | 10 Platonic Tulips | 12 Exotics at Large | 14 Petunias | 15 Olives, Silver and Gold | 16 Unexpected Festivity | 17 Remains of a Beac Day | 19 Among Dry Rocks, Water | 20 he Deer Bid Good-bye | 22
Loss and Survival | 23 Call and Response | 25 Dirge for teExxon ValdezOil Spill | 26
III
Hanauma Bay Conversation District Closed Tuesdays | 28 Plagues | 30 Reading Downstream | 32 A Rat Occasions Reluctant Prayer | 33 Containment | 34 Aab’s Wife | 35 Sedna: A Cautionary Tale | 37 Annie Faces te Atlantic | 39 Madonna and Cild Seltering Supplicants Under Her Cloak | 41 Anti-War Rx | 43 Designer Eart: A Do-It-Yourself Vision | 45 Nigt Voice | 47 Poppies | 48 An Urgent Message for Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus | 50 Succession of te Gypsy King | 52 Snow Re-writes te World | 54 Opening and Closing Doors: Lessons for Novices | 56 An Unbearable World? | 58
Unexpected Allies | 59 Winter Count | 61 Ladybug Quartet | 62 I Ladybug Monday | 62 II Ladybugs on te Ouija Board of My Life | 63 III Lady Bugg Unbuttoned | 64 IV Beetles in Space | 65 Morning Walk: Searcing for Signs | 66 Jet Lag Fantasy | 68 Kinglet | 70
IV
V
Love Has No Common Sense | 72 Bluebirds | 74 hunder, Fox, and Magpies Speak | 76 Spider Woman as Mentor | 78 Spider Woman-of-Many-Names Weaves Us Into Her Web | 79
Mountains and Far Vistas | 81 Hig-Mindedness | 83 A Sojourner’s Views | 86 Pont du Gard | 90 Sanctuary of te Mountain Sunrise | 91 Late Autumn/Early Winter Haiku | 93
Deep Springs | 95 Wat Gold Remains | 97 Optics Matter: A Love Poem | 99 Rebecca | 101 Stone Song | 102 Mary Makes Snow Angels | 103 A Moving Meditation | 104 Beec Leaves | 106 Saint Kevin and te Blackbird | 108 Tintagel | 110 On te Sore of Columba’s Bay, Iona, Scotland | 112 Innkeeper’s Wife | 114 Praise | 116