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  • Published: Woodstock, Vt. : SkyLight Paths Pub., c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: xvii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1594731144

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Spring : a spiritual biography of the season

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Call number: 261.55 Sp

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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Introduction -- A Shaker hymn : "Spring is coming" -- "Mud season" / Jane Kenyon -- From White China : finding the divine in the everyday / Molly Wolf -- "Marginalia" from Stirring the mud / Barbara Hurd -- A gathering of poems / Lucy Larcom -- "March : the day the ice goes out" from A place between the tides / Harry Thurston -- "Spring peepers" from Small creatures and ordinary places / Allen M. Young -- "Buds and bird-voices" / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- "April days" / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- "Report from Grimes Creek after a hard winter" from Grimes Creek after a hard winter / Nancy Stringfellow -- Introduction -- A Shaker hymn : "Returning spring" -- "A Cheerful frog" from In nature's realm / Charles C. Abbott -- "Flow gently, sweet maple" from First person rural / Noel Perrin -- "Long nook" and "Shadow on the pond" from Death of a hornet / Robert Finch

"Random pleasures : nine quatrains" / Tu Fu -- From Sermons to mariners / Abiel Abbot -- "The dream of washing quilts" / Rebecca Cox Jackson -- "The city's laughter" from The hopes of snakes and other tales from the urban landscape / Lisa Couturier -- "Moon over Miami" from Spring forward : the annual madness of daylight saving time / Michael Downing -- "Untying the knot" and "The present" from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek / Annie Dillard -- Two spring poems / Robert Frost -- Introduction -- A Shaker hymn : "Springtime" -- "Of gardens" / Francis Bacon -- From A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard / Martha Ballard -- "The colour of the young year" from Colour in my garden / Louise Beebe Wilder -- "In lilac tide" from Old-time gardens, newly set forth / Alice Morse Earle -- "Called out" from Small wonder / Barbara Kingsolver with Steven Hopp -- "On spring" from Rambler no. 5 / Samuel Johnson -- From Grasmere journal / Dorothy Wordsworth

"Spring" from Seasons at Eagle Pond / Donald Hall -- Introduction -- A Shaker hymn : "Welcome spring" -- From "The general prologue" to the Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer -- From The diary of Lady Sarashina / Lady Sarashina -- "Fear" from As far as the eye can see : reflections on an Appalachian Trail hiker / David Brill -- A gathering of African American spirituals / Anonymous -- "Meditations for Lent" / Lionel Basney -- Two poems of turning and delight / Scott Cairns -- Introduction -- A Shaker hymn : "Vernal season" -- "Some African birds" and "I will not let thee go except thou bless me" from Out of Africa / Isak Dinesen -- "March" from The shepherd's calendar / Edmund Spencer -- A gathering of poems / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- A gathering of Chinese love poems / Ts'en-Ts'an, Ssü-K'ung T'u, and Wang Ch'ang-Ling -- "Picture postcards" / Elizabeth Vander Lei -- "The portico" / Abram Van Engen -- "Social security" from Report from Grimes Creek after a hard winter / Nancy Stringfellow -- A gathering of poetry / William Blake, Robert Burns, with Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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