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The Skiers

List of contents

from The End of Desire
Fathers in the Snow / 11
A Sister's Story / 18
Premonition / 19
My Mother was a Lover of Flowers / 20
Sisters / 21
Three on a Match / 22
Carousel / 23
Ruined Secret / 24
Stairway to Heaven / 26
My Groom / 28
Oh Giant Flowers / 29
Without / 30
Ironing / 30
What You Are Left With / 31
Skating Pond / 32
Cold Heart / 32
Snow Falling Upside Down / 33
History Lesson / 34
Silver / 35
The Day the World Stopped / 36
The End of Desire / 37
The Drowning / 38
The Runaway / 40
The Suicide's Garden / 41
The Goddess of Despair / 41
Stolen Cry / 42
American Landscape / 43
The Dawn of the End of Civilization / 44

from Subterranean
Subterranean / 47
Flirtation / 48
Terminal Tower / 49
Torture / 50
Interior with Child / 59
Shadow Life / 62
Four Versions of Rain / 68
Mystery / 72
The Wrath of the Gods / 73
Music Lesson / 74
The Fate of Persephone / 76
The Circles, The Rings / 79
The Adolescent Suicide / 82
The Fall / 83
Virgin Snow / 85
A Dream of Winter / 86
Raping the Nest / 87
Temptation / 87
Seven Seeds / 89
Landscape with Child / 90
The Swan / 91
A World Foregone Though Not Yet Ended / 92
History of Longing / 92
Oracle / 93
A Child Banishes the Darkness / 94
In Search of the Sublime / 95
The Aviary / 96
The Boy Beheld His Mother's Past / 96
The Barbecue / 97
Thanksgiving Primer / 98
The Arborist's Lament / 99
Atonement / 99
Pumpkin Picking / 101

from Intruder
Demon Lover / 105
The Seduction / 105
The Figure / 107
The Poet Contemplates the Nature of Reality / 107
Music is Time / 108
Rules of Contact / 109
The Poet Contemplates her Calling / 110
Cathedral of Wonder / 110
Myth of Creation / 111
The Poet Contemplates the Intensity of Emotion / 112
Intimacies: Portrait of an Artist / 112
In Contemplation of the Husband / 116
Anniversary / 117
Intruder / 118
The End of Love / 120
The Skiers / 121
The Poet Contemplates the Sunflowers / 126
The Poet Discovers the Significance of the Old Manuscripts / 127
The Beauty of the Clearing / 128
The Dream / 130
The Poet Confronts the Self / 130
Dreaming of Two Worlds Co-Existing in Harmony/ 131
An Essay in Two Voices / 132
Touch-Me-Nots / 132
Snow in April / 133
The Surfers / 134
The Dream Life of the Poet / 136
Notes / 137
Biographical Note / 139