The Afterlife of Trees

The Afterlife of Trees

Brian Bartlett
Copyright Date: 2002
Pages: 112
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt8073x
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    The Afterlife of Trees
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    From "The Afterlife of Trees" /Neither sheep nor cows crisscross our lives as much./Trees dangle apples and nuts for the hungry, throw/shade down for lovers, mark sites for the lost,/and first and last are/utterly themselves,/fuller and finer than any letter or number,/any 7 or T. Their fragmentary afterlife goes on/in a guitar's body and a hockey stick, in the beaked faces/up a totem pole and the stake through a vampire's heart,/in a fragrant cheese-board, a Welsh love-spoon,/a sweat-stained axe handle, a giant green dragonfly suspended from the ceiling with twine,/in the spellbinding shapechanging/behind a glass woodstove-door...

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-6812-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-x)
  3. A BOX FOR SMALL BIRTHS
    (pp. 3-36)
  4. HAWTHORNDEN IMPROVISATIONS
    (pp. 39-58)
  5. A WORLD OF COUNTING
    (pp. 61-86)
  6. TALKING TO THE BIRDS
    (pp. 89-98)
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 99-100)
  8. Back Matter
    (pp. 101-101)