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Momentary Dark by Margaret Avison

Momentary Dark

Momentary Dark by Margaret Avison
Paperback
Feb 28, 2006

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Praise

“Margaret Avison is a national treasure. For many decades she has forged a way to write, against the grain, some of the most humane, sweet and profound poetry of our time.”
— Judges’ citation, 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize (winner)

Table Of Contents

Milton’s Daughters: The Prototypes
Scarfover
Political Ploy Perhaps
Not Words. Alone.
A-­luff
In the Earthen Kingdom
A Weather Front, Early Spring
Harvest
Beneficences
Lemmings
Prayer
Exposure
High Overhead
Rhythm
Bereavement and Postlude
Finished When Unfinished
Reconnaissance
Is Intense Sincere?
Poetry Is
Making
Songs
“Thy Kingdom Come”?
3 a.m. by Snowlight
Why Not
The Implicit City
Diadem
Abandon
Comment/Comeant
This Day
Hot Noon
Find a High
Wanderer
Spaces, Verticals
Where Is Everybody?
Best Foot Forward
Window Conversation
Prayer of Anticipation
Grades of Intensity
Seen
In September
Two to One
No Dread
Palette
A Hearing
En Route
horror humani
Looking Back
Exchanges and Changes
Never Alone
Shelters

Acknowledgements

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