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Author Name:    WADDINGTON, Miriam

Title:   Say Yes. First Edition.

Publisher:    Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1969, 

Seller ID:   100852

WADDINGTON, Miriam. Say Yes. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1969. First Edition. Pp. (6),[1]-90. 8vo, printed blue and pink card covers with white titles to front, black titles to blue spine. The fifth collection of poems by Miriam Waddington (née Dworkin, December 23, 1917, Winnipeg, Manitoba - d. March 3, 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia) prolific Canadian poet and writer. "Miriam Waddington's new collection is filled with experiences and memories, her icons, that her vaulting imagination has recreated and fixed in the transcendent images of a Chagall-like universe of beauty and joy, whatever the sadness and ironies that occasioned them. Her recent far-flung travels, the always persistent emotions of nostalgia and love, the power of nature on mind and feeling, a warm reaching out for people known and unknown, find expression in verse that projects a radiant inner reality and compels delight." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: "Understanding snow", "Living Canadian: words to electronic music", "Flying with Milton", "The little fringes", "Cape Cod", "Waking", "My travels", "About free rides", "Disguises", "The magician", "About how hard it is to find new words in an outworn world when you are not a magician", "In my dream telescope", "Looking for strawberries in June", "The eight-sided white barn", "How each one becomes another in the early world", "Pont Mirabeau in Montreal", "Memory box", "Apollo tree", "The wakened wood", "You as real", "How we are immortal in others", "Sorrow song", "From a train window", "Women who live alone", "Dark", "Someone who used to have someone", "All those who run in fields", "Spring rain", "Owning the world", "Ukrainian church", "Leaf", "Summer", "Laughter", "Birch tree", "Cinderella poems", "Shakedown", "Breaking with tradition", "Swallowing darkness is swallowing dead elm trees", "A drawing by Ronald Bloore", "A morning like the morning when Amos awoke", "Driving home", "A man in Chicago", "Circus stuff", "A picture of O", "Dancing", "The woman in the blue hat", "Transition", "In London", "Waking in London","Love poem", "Waiting in Alberta", "Time", "Sunday evening letters", and " Icarus". Name inked verso front cover, tape ghosts to endpapers and verso covers, else very good. Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 12.50


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