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Sadness and Happiness: Poems by Robert Pinsky (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets) Hardcover - 1975

by Pinsky, Robert


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From Sadness and Happiness: Poems by Robert Pinsky:
CEREMONY FOR ANY BEGINNING
Robert Pinsky
? Against weather, and the random
Harpies--mood, circumstance, the laws
Of biography, chance, physics--
The unseasonable soul holds forth,
Eager for form as a renowned
Pedant, the emperor's man of worth,
Hereditary arbiter of manners. Soul, one's life is one's enemy.
As the small children learn, what happens
Takes over, and what you were goes away.
They learn it in sardonic soft
Comments of the weather, when it sharpens
The hard surfaces of daylight: light
Winds, vague in direction, like blades Lavishing their brilliant strokes
All over a wrecked house,
The nude wallpaper and the brute
Intelligence of the torn pipes.
Therefore when you marry or build
Pray to be untrue to the plain
Dominance of your own weather, how it keeps Going even in the woods when not
A soul is there, and how it implies
Always that separate, cold
Splendidness, uncouth and unkind--
On chilly, unclouded mornings,
Torrential sunlight and moist air,
Leafage and solid bark breathing the mist.

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  • Author Pinsky, Robert
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  • Publisher Princeton University Press, Princeton:
  • Date 1975
  • ISBN 9780691062952
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Poet Laureate of the United States (1997-200) and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry (2004), et al.
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New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1975 First edition in pictorial wrappers: Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. Author's first book of poetry. Signed presentation to Mark Strand by Robert Pinsky directly on the half-title page: "For Mark, with / warm regards / and admiration. / Robert / 2/9/76." Additionally, a Cambridge envelope addressed to Mark Strand laid-in with a short letter to Strand from Pinsky on a personal stock card, reading: "Dear Mark, / Thank you for The Weather of Words--you kept your / promise! -- and I'm glad. An I, too, have been / busy with the alphabet. / It was great to see you, and really impressive, as / ever, to hear you read the poems. / Yours, / Robert."

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Mark Strand was named U.S. poet Laureate in 1990 and received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection Blizzard of One in 1999.

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