Stories That Could Be True

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9780060909185: Stories That Could Be True

This book is testimony to William Stafford's great gift for transforming the familiar into the unique, and there is particular pleasure in being able to trace the evolving of a talent of genuine magnitude in poems that span so many years.

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Accountability
Acquaintance
Across Kansas
Across The Lake's Eye
Adults Only
After That Sound, After That Sight
The Airport At Anchorage
Allegiances
Along Highway 40
Always
And That Picnic At Zigzag
The Animal That Drank Up Sound
Another Old Guitar
Any Time
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
Artist, Come Home
As Pippa Lilted
Ask Me
At A Pioneer Cemetery
At Cove On The Crooked River
At Liberty School
At Our House
At The Bomb Testing Site
At The Chairman's Housewarming
At The Fair
At The Grave Of My Brother
At The Klamath Berry Festival
At The Old Place
At The Playground
At The Salt Marsh
At The Summit
At The Un-national Monument Along The Canadian Border
Aunt Mabel
B.c.
Back Home
Before The Big Storm
Believer
Believing What I Know
Bess
Bi-focal
A Bird Inside A Box
Birthday
Blackberries Are Back
Blackbirds
Boom Town
Brevities
A Bridge Begins In The Trees
Bring The North
Broken Home
By The Snake River
The Cage At The Filling Station
Camping At Lost Lake
Captive
Carols Back Then: 1935
Ceremony
Chickens The Weasel Killed
Christianite
Circle Of Breath
The Climb
Composed, Composed
The Concealment: Ishi, The Last Wild Indian
Connections
Conservative
Crossing The Desert
Dear Mother
A Dedication
Deer Stolen
Deerslayer's Campfire Talk
A Documentary From America
Doubt On The Great Divide
Dreams To Have
Ducks Down In The Meadow
The Earth
Earth Dweller
Elegy
An Epiphany
The Epitaph Ending In And
The Escape
The Eskimo National Anthem
Evening News
Existences
Fall Journey
Fall Wind
A Family Turn
A Farewell In Tumbleweed Time
The Farm On The Great Plains
Father And Son
Father's Voice
Fictions
Fifteen
The Fish Counter At Bonneville
Flowers At An Airport
Folk Song
Following
For A Child Gone To Live In A Commune
For The Governor
For The Grave Of Daniel Boone
Found In A Storm
Freedom
Friend
From Eastern Oregon
From The Gradual Grass
Garden City
A Gesture Toward An Unfound Renaissance
The Gift
A Girl Daddy Used To Know
The Girl Engaged To The Boy Who Died
Glances
Glimpse Between Buildings
Glimpsed On The Way
Glimpses In The Woods
Growing Up
The Gun Of Billy The Kid
Hail Mary
Have You Heard This One?
Heard Under A Tin Sign At The Beach
Hero
Hide And Go Seek At The Cemetery
Holcomb, Kansas
Holding The Sky
Homecoming
How I Escaped
A Human Condition
Humanities Lecture
Hunting
I Was In The City All Day
Ice-fishing
In A Museum In The Capital
In Dear Detail, By Ideal Light
In Fog
In Fur
In Medias Res
In Response To A Question
In Sublette's Barn
In The Deep Channel
In The Desert
In The Museum
In The Night Desert
In The Old Days
In The Oregon Country
In The White Sky
Indian Caves In The Dry Country
Interlude
An Introduction To Some Poems
Islands
It Is Time You Think
Jack London
The Job
Journey
Judgments
Juncos
Keepsakes
Lake Chelan
The Last Day
The Last Friend
Last Vacation
Late At Night
Late Thinker
Learning
A Lecture On The Elegy
A Letter
Letter From Oregon
Level Light
Like A Little Stone
Listening
Lit Instructor
A Little Gift
The Little Girl By The Fence At School
The Little Lost Orphans
The Little Ways That Encourage Good Fortune
A Living
Lonesome
Long Distance (1)
Look
A Look Returned
Looking For Someone
Lore
Losing A Friend
The Lost Meteorite In The Coast Range
Love In The Country
Love The Butcher Bird Lurks Everywhere
The Lyf So Short
A Memorial Day
A Message From The Wanderer
Midwest
The Moment
The Moment Again
Montana Eclogue
Monuments For A Friendly Girl At A Tenth Grade Party
Mornings
Mouse Night: One Of Our Games
The Museum At Tillamook
My Father: October 1942
My Party The Rain
Near
Near Edinburgh Castle
New Letters From Thomas Jefferson
Note
Now
Observation Car And Cigar
Old Dog
The Old Hamer Place
On A Church Lawn
On Don Quixote's Horse
On Quitting A Little College
On The Glass Ice
Once Men Were Created
One Home
One Life
One Of The Years
One Of Your Lives
The Only Card I Got On My Birthday Was From Insurance Man
Origins
Our City Is Guarded By Automatic Rockets
Our People
Our Story
Our Time's Name
Outside
Owl
Ozymandias' Brother
Parentage
Passing Remark
Peace Walk
People Of The South Wind
People Who Went By In Winter
People With Whetstones
The Peters Family
A Poet To A Novelist
The Poets' Annual Indigence Report
Postscript
Prairie Town
The Preacher At The Corner
Prologue
Put West
Quiet Town
Reaching Out To Turn On A Light
Read To The Last Line
Recoil
Religion Back Home
Remember
Remembering Althea
Report From A Far Place
Report To Crazy Horse
Reporting Back
Representing Far Places
Requiem
The Rescued Year
The Research Team In The Mountains
Return To Single-shot
Returned To Say
Right Now
A Ritual To Read To Each Other
Room 000
Sauvies Island
Sayings From The Northern Ice
A Scene In The Country By A Telegraph Line
Sioux Haiku
Sitting Up Late
Slave On The Headland
Sleeping On The Sisters Land
Small Item
So Long
Some Autumn Characters
Some Days Of Its Gift
Some Evening
Some Shadows
Someone Went By
A Song Demonstrators In Mexico Sing In Troubled Parts City
A Song In The Manner Of Flannery O'connor
Song Now
Sophocles Says
A Sound From The Earth
Space Country
Speaking Frankly
Spectator
Springs Near Hagerman
A Star In The Hills
A Stared Story
The Stick In The Forest
Stories To Live In The World With
A Story
A Story That Could Be True
Strangers
Strokes
Summer Will Rise
The Summons In Indiana
Sunset: Southwest
A Survey
Surviving A Poetry Circuit
The Swerve
Texas
A Thanksgiving For My Father
That Time Of Year
These Days
Things In The Wild Need Salt
Things That Happen
Things We Did That Meant Something
Thinking For Berky
Thirteenth And Pennsylvania
This Book
This Point On The Page
This Town: Winter Morning
The Thought Machine
The Tillamook Burn
Time
Time's Exile
The Title Comes Later
Tornado
Touches
Tragic Song
Traveling Through The Dark
The Trip
Trying To Remember A Town
The Tulip Tree
Two Evenings
Uncle George
Universe Is One Place
Up In The Hills
Vacation
Vacation Trip
Vespers
The View From Here
A Visit Home
Vocation
Waking At 3 A.m.
A Walk In The Country
Walking The Wilderness
Walking West
The Wanderer Awaiting Preferment
Watching The Jet Planes Dive
Weather Report
Weeds
The Well Rising
What God Used For Eyes Before We Came
What I Heard Whispered At The Edge Of Liberal, Kansas
When I Was Young
Whenever It Is
Where We Are
Whispered Into The Ground
The Whole Story
The Widow Who Taught At An Army School
Wild Horse Lore
Willa Cather
Wind World
Winterward
Wisteria Jones
With Kit, Age 7, At The Beach
With My Crowbar Key
With One Launched Look
Witness
The Woman At Banff
World Staccato
Wovoka's Witness
Written On The Stub Of The First Paycheck
-- Table of Poems from Poem FinderŪ

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