A small boat: poems by Michael Hettich

By Michael Hettich

Show description

Read Online or Download A small boat: poems PDF

Similar american literature books

The Portrait of a Lady

While Isabel Archer, a tender American girl with appears, wit, and mind's eye, arrives in Europe, she sees the area as 'a position of brightness, of unfastened expression, of impossible to resist action'.

She turns other than suitors who supply her their wealth and devotion to stick to her personal course. yet that manner results in disillusionment and a destiny as constricted as 'a darkish slender alley with a lifeless wall on the end'.

In a end that's some of the most relocating in sleek fiction, Isabel makes her ultimate selection.

Ethan Frome (Vintage Classics)

Edith Wharton’s most generally learn paintings is a tightly built and virtually unbearably heartbreaking tale of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village.
This brilliantly wrought, tragic novella explores the repressed feelings and damaging passions of working-class humans some distance faraway from the increased social milieu frequently inhabited through Wharton’s characters.

Ethan Frome is a terrible farmer, trapped in a wedding to a tough and controlling spouse, Zeena. whilst Zeena’s younger cousin Mattie enters their loved ones she opens a window of wish in Ethan’s bleak lifestyles, yet his wife’s response activates a determined try to get away destiny that is going horribly wrong.

Ethan Frome is an unforgettable tale with the strength of delusion, that includes real looking and haunting characters as shiny as any Wharton ever conjured.

A companion to twentieth-century poetry

Compiled and edited by way of Neil Roberts (Professor of English Literature at Sheffield University), A better half To Twentieth-Century Poetry is a magnificent anthology of forty-eight scholarly essays drawn from a large choice of authors and academicians learning the improvement of poetry in twenty English-speaking nations over the past century.

Crone's book of charms and spells

This fascinating little magic booklet holds the rigorously guarded secrets and techniques clever girl of bygone days can have penned in her grimoire by way of candlelight. natural elixirs, strong charms, amulets, balms for all folks who come to her looking their heart's wish: improved overall healthiness and therapeutic, security, love, marriage, fertility, wealth, youthfulness, attractiveness.

Extra resources for A small boat: poems

Example text

The cool root- colored water polished our bodies as heavy fish and snakes I imagined pulled back into a forest of roots to watch, and the current coaxed us gently, imperceptibly toward the turquoise sea a hundred miles away. Page 32 Red Feather, Colorado for Colleen Trees pressed up against the snow we walked across. Animals slept below our footprints. When they stirred in their sleep we fell through the crust sometimes to the waist, to the topmost branches of the trees in which frozen birds perched, waiting for the sky to melt.

They don't walk far. We feed them scraps from our dinners, and they grow fat and sleek. They sleep without fear. Their hands will last forever now.  Her husband and children noticed nothing. And as she walked she bit her wrists to bleed a trail back home. She walked so far she bit her hands off. She left them in her path, without regrets But just as suddenly they grew back: flowers in the moonlight, shocking her. So she followed the perfume in her new hands, was soon forever lost. She went about her family's lives in the same old way: cooked dinner, tucked them in, read them fairy tales while butterflies and dragonflies, larger than she'd ever seen before, surrounded her, talking their strange Page 42 patter, flattering her.

He landed in front of me, right in my path, sang once and flew up into the oncoming forest I thought until then was suburbs, where I've always lived. Page 45 Fear of Cancer All night you talked old times while the antlers grew.  You talked about old friends I'd practiced forgettingand by now had never known. Outside, snow fell, filling everything with emptiness. <><><><><><><><><><><><> In the mountains, a boy climbs a stone wall and walks along it deep into the woods, where he finds a rusted cage hanging from an ancient oak.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 4 votes