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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Introduction

A Note on the Text

Train Rides

I Cambridge and New York

1 Name & Nature

2 Drill Poem

3 Getting Ready To Come Back Here

4 [‘Your smell’]

5 [‘You turn’]

6 Early Morning, Night Sorting Shift

7 [‘Young men from old poets should learn’]

8 The Lunatic

9 [‘All across this country standing’]

10 [‘Daily, and’]

A note on the train, January 1966

Loved Litter of Time Spent

The Americans

Numbers Are Adjectives: Counting Cats

A Judy

The Elders

What Spokes, and to What Hub?

A Spring Song

On Romney Marsh

Second Song in Spring

An Invocation: To Snow For

The Daffodil on my Table

The City Rises

The Evening’s Occupation

The Joke

Poem

Some Other Occasion: Joan’s

The American Valentine

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