Processional. First Edition.


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COMPTON, Anne. Processional. (Markham, Ontario) : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, (2005). First Printing. Pp [1]-95,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Processional is Anne Compton’s second book of poems, the follow-up to her widely-acclaimed, award-winning debut, Opening the Island. Here Compton is at the head of a poetic procession, a guide leading readers through a house affected by both daily life and the extraordinary - stopping only to take in the change of seasons and prepare the outside yard for it. With one breath,she tells of life and death, with the next, play and metaphysics, joy and heartbreak. She is a guide like no other, accomplished and versatile, leading by example and from a distance at the same time." - from the back cover.Arranged in five (unnumbered) sections: I. The Mind in Winter. "The House After Dark, Winter", "Draught", "How we care for trees in winter", "The Store in Winter", "Closet Amnesia", "From Vernal Equinox to Solstice", "Women of a Certain Age, Spring", "Obiter Dicta, While Spring Housecleaning", and "Trees in Summer". II. The House, One Field Away. "The House, One Field Away", "Milking", "Waiting Room", "After reading a poem by Stanley Kunitz", "Six Sisters", "Every House Backs ona Seawall", "What the Dying Talk About", ""The Calling Out of Names", "Heating the House", "The Company House", and "Lading Bill". III. And Now to Play. "Family Wedding Ghazal", "How to Get to Saint John", "Q & A: She Talks to Herself", "Selvage", "June Bugs", "Cousins", "Seasonal Arrangement", "The Interview", "A schoolmaster lessons a scholar in figurative language", and "We go forward". IV. Too Late in the Wrong Rain. "A Death in March", "Viaticum", "Setting in Under the Roof of Possibility", "Passionae Thinking", "The Colour of Leaves in May", "Victoria's Portrai: After her portrait by Allan Ramsay, Victoria Kynaston, 1749", "Voice Box", "What Night Does to Sound", "The face when it falls", "f I Lived with You", and "The Field". V. We Have Had Our Summer Evenings. "Property Rights, June", "Marram Grass, PEI", "This air, early morning", "That Time of Year", "Edgar Degas' After the Bath, ca 1883", "Désolé, seasonal", "First Storm, November", "Correspondence, From the Coast", and "Windflaw". At the time of publication, Compton taught at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John. Very good. 10.00

Title: Processional. First Edition.

Author Name: COMPTON, Anne

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 2005, ISBN:1550413449:

Seller ID: 90516