Toward the Country of Light: New and Selected Poems 1978-2018

byAllan Cooper

Paperback | December 21, 2017

Toward the Country of Light: New and Selected Poems 1978-2018 by Allan Cooper
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This collection brings together Allan Cooper''s best poems over the last forty years. He weaves visions of nature with insight into the workings of the human heart. Read them individually or read them as a single long, flowing and eloquent narrative. The meditative and compassionate observations will transport the reader from the chaos of everyday life into a healing realm of possibility.

In Toward the Country of Light, the author offers open sonnets, prose poems, ghazals, small poems inspired by the Chinese and Japanese, and poems influenced by Robert Bly and Francis Ponge. As Cooper observes, "Over the years I''ve come to understand that the poem itself usually demands the form it takes and that language uses us for its own secret purposes."

Title:Toward the Country of Light: New and Selected Poems 1978-2018Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:126 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:126 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inPublished:December 21, 2017Publisher:Pottersfield PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988286336

ISBN - 13:9781988286334

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Read from the Book

I walk across the porch and open the door.

Night sounds come in, the scent

of rose petals mixed with rain.

Someone is walking toward me,

but there''s no sound of footsteps,

no steps at all. The street dark,

clouds above the moon

like a young woman''s face.

I went over and opened the door

so that everything cool and lovely

and lost could come home again.