Earth Took of Earth: A Golden Ecco Anthology

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"It really matters that great poems get written," crackles the wise remark attributed to Ezra Pound, "and it doesn't matter a damn who writes them." Taking her cue from Pound, Jorie Graham has fashioned an exhilarating collection of one hundred of the finest poems in the English language.
From Geoffrey Chaucer to Derek Walcott, Emily Bronte to James Merrill, Earth Took of Earth is an inclusive anthology that celebrates the diversity of language and theme over one thousand years of poetry. In doing so, it also tells the remarkable story of the evolution of a people and of its language.
As Graham writes in her introduction, "This is a book about the nature and force of Poetry itself. . . [one that tells] the story of how that force has rippled, burned, danced, clenched, raged, argued, persuaded, and generally exploded through one remarkable language over a thousand years of its usage. So here are some of the songs people - the custodians and inventors of a great language - have sung (have needed to sing) to keep themselves spiritually, morally, and emotionally awake."

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Jorie Graham is currently on the faculty of the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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Guide by Archie Randolph Ammons
As One Put Drunk Into The Packet-boat by John Ashbery
In Praise Of Limestone by Wystan Hugh Auden
The Dream Songs: 29 by John Berryman
Over 2000 Illustrations And A Complete Concordance by Elizabeth Bishop
The Argument by William Blake
A Memorable Fancy: 1 by William Blake
The Proverbs Of Hell by William Blake
Evening In The Sanitarium by Louise Bogan
Remembrance by Emily Jane Bronte
Boy Breaking Glass by Gwendolyn Brooks
Two In The Campagna by Robert Browning
The Prairies by William Cullen Bryant
Green Grow The Rashes, O by Robert Burns
Stanzas For Music (1) by George Gordon Byron
2 Pages, 122 Words On Music And Dance by John Cage
The Canterbury Tales: The Nun's Priest's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
Beethoven, Opus 111 by Amy Clampitt
Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Voyages: 1 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 2 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 3 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 4 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 5 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 6 by Harold Hart Crane
For Love by Robert Creeley
W (viva): 52 by Edward Estlin Cummings
The Listeners by Walter John De La Mare
At Darien Bridge by James Dickey
It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up by Emily Dickinson
Jabberwocky by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Holy Sonnet: 7 by John Donne
The Helmsman by Hilda Doolittle
Idea: 11 by Michael Drayton
A Song For St. Cecilia's Day by John Dryden
Lament For The Makaris [when He Was Seik] by William Dunbar
A Poem Beginning With A Line By Pindar by Robert Duncan
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Directive by Robert Frost
I Could Not Though I Would by George Gascoigne
North Percy: 11. Pagan Rites by Paul Goodman
A Sonnet by Arthur Gorges
Myra by Fulke Greville
The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Middle Passage by Robert Earl Hayden
Double Sonnet by Anthony Hecht
To His Watch, When He Could Not Sleep by Edward Herbert
The Collar by George Herbert
Spelt From Sibyl's Leaves by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Freaks At Spurgin Road Field by Richard Hugo
The Fish, The Man, And The Spirit (complete) by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Losses by Randall Jarrell
Hellenistics by Robinson Jeffers
Poem by Donald Justice
To Autumn by John Keats
The Exequy [on His Wife] by Henry (1592-1669) King
Little Sleep's-head Sprouting Hair In The Moonlight by Galway Kinnell
Church Going by Philip Larkin
The Wings by Denise Levertov
They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine
For The Union Dead by Robert Lowell
The Clocke Strikes Eleven by Christopher Marlowe
The Berg (a Dream) by Herman Melville
The Broken Home by James Ingram Merrill
The Last One by William Stanley Merwin
Lycidas by John Milton
The Steeple-jack by Marianne Moore
Fish by Lorine Niedecker
The Day Lady Died by Frank O'hara
Maximus, To Himself by Charles Olson
Image Of The Engine by George Oppen
Exposure by Wilfred Owen
The Lover Compareth His State To A Ship In Perilous Storm by Petrarch
See, Thro' This Air, This Ocean, And This Earth by Alexander Pope
What Would This Man? Now Upward Will He Soar by Alexander Pope
Canto 2 by Ezra Pound
The Burning Of Paper Instead Of Children by Adrienne Cecile Rich
Eros Turannos by Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Shape Of The Fire by Theodore Roethke
Ode To The West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet: 18 by Philip Sidney
Babe Buried At Sea by Lydia Huntley Sigourney
My Father In The Night Commanding No by Louis Simpson
Strong Is The Lion - Like A Coal by Christopher Smart
Poetry, Almost Blind Like A Camera by Jack Spicer
Cadences, Real Cadences, Real Cadences And A Quiet Color by Gertrude Stein
Soap by Gerald Stern
The Idea Of Order At Key West by Wallace Stevens
Choric Song by Alfred Tennyson
Altarwise By Owl-light by Dylan Thomas
Old Man by Philip Edward Thomas
Karintha by Jean Toomer
The Salutation by Thomas Traherne
Adam Lay I-bowndyn [or, I-bounden, Or, Y-bounden] by Anonymous
Earth Took Of Earth by Anonymous
I Heard A Noise by Anonymous
Navajo Indian Chant, Songs In The Garden Of The House God by Anonymous
Where Are The Ones Who Lived Before (mod. English) by Anonymous
Distraction by Henry Vaughan
1. Adios, Carenage by Derek Walcott
Elemental Drifts: 1 by Walt Whitman
Elemental Drifts: 2 by Walt Whitman
Elemental Drifts: 3 by Walt Whitman
Advice To A Prophet by Richard Wilbur
To Elsie by William Carlos Williams
The Boy Of Winander [repeat Of Poem Of 1798] by William Wordsworth
This Boy Was Taken From His Mates, And Died by William Wordsworth
On The Skeleton Of A Hound by James Wright
A Prayer For My Daughter by William Butler Yeats
A -- 11 by Louis Zukofsky
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