Elegy On Toy Piano

Elegy On Toy Piano

dean young
Copyright Date: 2005
Pages: 104
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    Elegy On Toy Piano
    Book Description:

    InElegy on Toy Piano, Dean Young's sixth book of poems, elegiac necessity finds itself next to goofy celebration. Daffy Duck enters the Valley of the Eternals. Faulkner and bell-bottoms cling to beauty's evanescence.

    Even in single poems, Young's tone and style vary. No one feeling or idea takes precedence over another, and their simultaneity is frequently revealed; sadness may throw a squirrelly shadow, joy can find itself dressed in mourning black. As in the agitated "Whirlpool Suite": "Pain / and pleasure are two signals carried / over one phoneline."

    In taking up subjects as slight as the examination of a signature or a true/false test, and as pressing as the death of friends, Young's poems embrace the duplicity of feeling, the malleability of perception, and the truth telling of wordplay.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-9104-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [vii]-[viii])
  3. Thrown as if Fierce & Wild
    (pp. 3-3)
  4. Evening Primrose
    (pp. 4-4)
  5. Glory
    (pp. 5-5)
  6. Avalanche Garden
    (pp. 6-6)
  7. Original Monkey
    (pp. 7-8)
  8. Ghost Gash
    (pp. 9-9)
  9. Facet
    (pp. 10-10)
  10. Multi-Tasking
    (pp. 11-12)
  11. Lives of the Olympians
    (pp. 13-13)
  12. Halflives of Youngonium
    (pp. 14-15)
  13. Fire Is Speaking
    (pp. 16-17)
  14. Lives of the Veterans
    (pp. 18-19)
  15. Little Black Squirrel
    (pp. 20-20)
  16. Hammock Half in Sun
    (pp. 21-21)
  17. May Deaths
    (pp. 22-22)
  18. Ghost Gust
    (pp. 23-24)
  19. With Hidden Noise
    (pp. 27-28)
  20. Sign Here
    (pp. 29-31)
  21. Yawn
    (pp. 32-32)
  22. Skipping the Reception
    (pp. 33-33)
  23. Lives of the Robots
    (pp. 34-35)
  24. Ghost Grease
    (pp. 36-37)
  25. Alarm Clock
    (pp. 38-38)
  26. Flamenco
    (pp. 39-39)
  27. Learn by Doing
    (pp. 40-41)
  28. True/False
    (pp. 42-44)
  29. Bolinas, California
    (pp. 45-45)
  30. Peach Farm
    (pp. 46-46)
  31. Venus
    (pp. 47-48)
  32. Flamenco
    (pp. 49-49)
  33. What’s Wrong with this Picture
    (pp. 50-51)
  34. Interview
    (pp. 52-53)
  35. Lives of the Mortals
    (pp. 54-56)
  36. Whoz Side U On, Anyway?
    (pp. 59-60)
  37. Shield of Moon Dust
    (pp. 61-62)
  38. Tongue Doctor
    (pp. 63-64)
  39. Rabbit, I Love You
    (pp. 65-66)
  40. Whirlpool Suite
    (pp. 67-68)
  41. Is This Mic On?
    (pp. 69-70)
  42. Lemon Garlic Duck
    (pp. 71-73)
  43. I Said Yes I Meant No
    (pp. 74-75)
  44. Bathed in Dust and Ash
    (pp. 76-76)
  45. I Saw My Life Go By in the Coyote’s Jaws
    (pp. 77-78)
  46. Gray Matter
    (pp. 79-79)
  47. Reentry
    (pp. 80-81)
  48. Bivouacked & Garrisoned Capitol
    (pp. 82-83)
  49. Elegy on Toy Piano
    (pp. 84-85)
  50. Last Words
    (pp. 86-87)
  51. Rushing through the Night
    (pp. 88-88)
  52. Acknowledgments
    (pp. 91-92)
  53. Back Matter
    (pp. 93-93)