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List of contents

Folk / 13

I

Bench / 17
When I Lay my Hand / 19
In Praise of Grass / 20
The Pilgrim / 22
Two Poems in Memory of Michael Hartnett
The Garden Flat / 23
The Flock / 23
The Heartbroken Window / 26
A Writer's Room / 28
Thrift / 29
Trespass / 31
On First Looking onto the Samuel Beckett Bridge / 32
Envoi / 34
The Birch Tree / 35
The Traveller / 36
The Curious Hare / 37
Invention No. 65 / 38
from Sixty Poems for Ciaran / 39
Mulrooney / 42
Two Pages from They / 45
December / 47
Christmas Eve / 48
The View / 49
Family / 50
Hand / 51
Three Poems from the Asylum
The Naming / 53
The Gate / 56
Christmas Eve in the Asylum / 57
Unspeakable / 58
Two Faces by a Window / 59
The Maiden's Collar / 60
Scissors / 62
On Being in a Poetry Band / 63
Tending the Dead / 65
Painting the Flood / 66
Sahoko / 67
Watercress / 69
Dog's Bay / 73
Errislanan / 74
Seven Watercolours / 76
Yeats, January 1939 / 78
Sea Folk / 81
New Year's Eve / 83

II

Buffalo / 85
Opus in F Major / 87
Two Poems in Memory of Elizabeth Bishop
Of Thee I Sing / 89
Leaving St. Elizabeth's / 90
Emigrant Tune / 93
Jazz / 94
Harmonica / 96
Cash / 99
The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow's Brain / 100
The Scarecrow's Heart / 102
The Scarecrow's Eyes / 104
The Scarecrows' Gaze / 105
The Skagit Valley Beekeeper / 106
Our Fathers' Sons / 107
Cutting Logs with Samuel / 108
Like the Buffalo / 109
The Amish Woman / 110
For Poetry, This / 112
Words for Poets / 113
Walt Whitman's Grave / 119
In Camden, Where the Poet Was / 121
Company / 123

Biographical Note / 125