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Contents

The Abyss -- The Facts on the Ground -- A Temptation in the Wilderness -- The Atonement -- The Blessings of Liberty -- The Light of the Living -- Another Part of the Forest -- The Monks at Large -- The Queen of Heaven -- This Life -- Souls in Purgatory -- Afternoon of the Hun -- On the Beach at Saugatuck -- The Last Man -- The Council -- A Passerby and His Companions Visit the Widow after the Mad Avenger's Dreadful Accident -- A Creak of Hinges -- Free Country -- The Banquet -- The Music of Forgiveness -- Rendering Aquinas -- A Rhetoric upon the Window -- Summer in Umbria -- Remembering Skye -- The Ape of Emain Macha -- A Highway Brook in Dingle -- The Moving Statue at Melleray -- Poulnabrone Dolmen -- Lake Isle -- A Catch in the Breath -- A Girl Sings to Moravia at the World's End -- Magpies -- The Land of Heart's Desire -- The World of Light -- The Magnum Opus -- The Boulevardier -- Why We Forget the Things We Thought We Wouldn't -- Dream Vacation -- B-Minor Mass -- Merciless Beauty -- The Peasants' Rising -- A State of Grace -- The Island -- The Rooming House -- A Sign from Heaven -- The Consolation -- A Light in the House -- A Phantom of Delight -- The Nightgown -- The Flesh -- Stickbug -- Great Beast -- White Dwarf -- Lawn Mower -- Angelology -- Watering Impatiens -- Truth -- Requiem -- Lost Boy -- Cafe Paradiso -- Badia Fiesolana -- The Disenthralled

Series Title

Edwin Ford Piper poetry award

Award Date

1993

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

University of Iowa Press

City

Iowa City

Total Pages

xi, 83

ISBN of Print Version

9780877454519

Rights

Copyright 1994 Michael Heffernan

Love's answer: poems

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