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Thirst
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Thirst
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Patrick Carrington - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $10.00 
Paperback - 32 pages
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-26-8

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Summary

“Searching for Things to Worship”


Sorting through fluttering debris

of thick boyhood days, tangle of jungle

browned with our absence,

I remember how you cupped

water at Cedar Creek,

your hands a chalice. And flowers


you planted near the bank

to make it your church,

somewhere to sit in the greening

comfort of a private prayer.

A place one might see God

and not be surprised.


Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize for 2006, Patrick Carrington’s Thirst reads like a novena, a plea for understanding and mercy.” — Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Patrick Carrington teaches creative writing in New Jersey and is the poetry editor for the art and literary journal Mannequin Envy. His poetry has appeared in The Connecticut Review, The Potomac Review, Rattle, The Evansville Review, and many other journals. His first full collection, Rise, Fall, and Acceptance, was published in 2006.


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Table of Contents

Learning History in Nursery School

Finding the Sound of Oak

In the Cedar Boxes of Our Souls

Thirst

Some Bad Moon

The Smoke of St. Anthony’s

A Heraldry of Hands

First Lessons in Grace

Sunday Noon at First Baptist

Holy Water

Bon Voyage at 8th St. Station

The Kinship of Deer

The Taste of Apples Underground

Upstairs at O’Reilly’s

Relearning Our Shadows

The Logic for Improving a Neighborhood

The Information Age

Grazing the Southwest

Knives

Walking Sticks

Searching for Things to Worship

Fresh Light


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