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Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies
Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies
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Robert Waugh - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $15.00 
Paperback - 64 pages
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-42-8

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Summary

From “Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies”


I pick up thumb-tacks in the street

and put them in my pocket. Some I use

to stick up times on the corkboard, some I put

back in the desk. Once a tack stuck

straight through the ball of my foot as I ran straight

on it, the ball of the foot came down, the heel

lifted off pushing the ball of the foot down

full on the tack. Running off I stepped off

pulling off blind—leg, hip, spine,

neck and tongue like a crack of lightning. If you want

to keep time straight, you pick up tacks

and put them in your pocket.


Robert Waugh, a professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H. P. Lovecraft and the author of many poems in small journals. For thirty-five years he has lived part-time on Cape Cod.



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Table of Contents

Part I

Pine Island
The Lights Mark the Darkness
Potter’s Tree
A Rembrandt Landscape in a Mirror
Japanese Coasters

Part I I

Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies
Whistling the Birds
Picking up Shells
A Cafe in Amsterdam, in America Ashes
My Sixtieth Birthday (For Carolyn)
Trailing Vuillard in Montreal
To My Familiars in Alexandria

Part I I I

Delivery
Deadheading
Paperclips
Sleet on the Windshield
Libiamo
Theology on the Wing
Pelicans by the Number
The Osprey Song
The Keys

Part IV

Ford Theater
The Bodies of This Century
Oklahoma City
Variations on the Besetzungen of Anselm Kiefer
Scenes in the Towers
Storm Dance
Empties
Time Out

Part V

The Outlook from Les Beaux
The Picnic
The Crypt in Saintes Maries de la Mer
On the Veranda
The Courtyard
A Veteran in France
The Maison Carré in Nîmes (For Fiona)
La Fontaine de Vaucluse


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