The Death Notebooks 1974

Gods 349

Making a Living 350

For Mr. Death Who Stands with His Door Open Faustus and I 353 The Death Baby 354

1. Dreams 354

2. The Dy-dee Doll 355

3. Seven Times 356

4. Madonna 356

5. Max 357

6. Baby 357

Rats Live on No Evil Star 359 Grandfather, Your Wound 361 Baby Picture 362 The Furies 363

The Fury of Beautiful Bones 363 The Fury of Hating Eyes 364 The Fury of Guitars and Sopranos 365 The Fury of Earth 366 The Fury of Jewels and Coal 367 The Fury of Cooks 367 The Fury of Cocks 369 The Fury of Abandonment 370 The Fury of Overshoes 371 The Fury of Rain Storms 372 The Fury of Flowers and Worms 373 The Fury of God's Good-bye 374 The Fury of Sundays 375 The Fury of Sunsets 376 The Fury of Sunrises 377 Praying on a 707 378 Clothes 380 Mary's Song 381 God's Backside 382 Jesus Walking 383 Hurry Up Please It's Time 384

O Ye Tongues 396 First Psalm 396 Second Psalm 398 Third Psalm 399 Fourth Psalm 401 Fifth Psalm 403 Sixth Psalm 405 Seventh Psalm 406 Eighth Psalm 408 Ninth Psalm 409 Tenth Psalm 411

The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)

Rowing 417 The Civil War 418 The Children 419 Two Hands 421 The Room of My Life 422 The Witch's Life 423 The Earth Falls Down 424 Courage 42 5

Riding the Elevator into the Sky 426

When Man Enters Woman 428

The Fish That Walked 428

The Fallen Angels 430

The Earth 431

After Auschwitz 432

The Poet of Ignorance 433

The Sermon of the Twelve Acknowledgments 435

The Evil Eye 437

The Dead Heart 439

The Play 440

The Sickness Unto Death 441

Locked Doors 442

The Evil Seekers 443

The Wall 445

Is It True? 446

Welcome Morning 455

Jesus, the Actor, Plays the Holy Ghost 456

The God-Monger 457

What the Bird with the Human Head Knew 458

The Fire Thief 460

The Big Heart 462

Words 463

Mothers 464

Doctors 465

Frenzy 466

Snow 467

Small Wire 468

The Saints Come Marching In 469 Not So. Not So. 472 The Rowing Endeth 473

POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK

45 Mercy Street (1976) Editor's Note 479

i. beginning the hegira

45 Mercy Street 481 Talking to Sheep 484 The Falling Dolls 486 The Money Swing 487 Food 488

The Child Bearers 489 The Taker 490 The Risk 491 Praying to Big Jack 491 Red Roses 492 The Shout 493 Keeping the City 494

Bat 497 Hog 498 Porcupine 498 Hornet 499

Star-Nosed Mole 500 Snail 501 Lobster 501 Snake 502 Moose 502 Sheep 503 Cockroach 503 Raccoon 504 Seal 505 Earthworm 505 Whale 506 Horse 507 June Bug 507 Gull 508

iii. the divorce papers

Where It Was At Back Then 509

The Wedlock 510

Landscape Winter 511

Despair 512

Divorce 512

Waking Alone 513

Bayonet 515

The Wedding Ring Dance 516

When the Glass of My Body Broke 517

The Break Away 518

The Stand-ins 526

The Love Plant 527

Killing the Love 529

The Red Dance 530

The Inventory of Goodbye 532

The Lost Lie 533

End, Middle, Beginning 534

iv. eating the leftovers

Cigarettes and Whiskey and Wild, Wild Women

The Passion of the Mad Rabbit 538

The Angel Food Dogs 539

Leaves That Talk 540

"Daddy" Warbucks 543

Divorce, Thy Name Is Woman 545

The Fierceness of Female 546

The Big Boots of Pain 547

Demon 549

The Sea Corpse 551

There You Were 552

The Consecrating Mother 554

Words for Dr. Y. (1978) Editor's Note 559

ii. poems 1971-1973

Buying the Whore 581 To Like, To Love 581 The Surgeon 583 Speaking Bitterness 584 Telephone 585 Yellow 586 The Death King 587 The Errand 588

The Twelve-Thousand-Day Honeymoon 589

iii. scorpio, bad spider, die: the horoscope poems

Madame Arrives in the Mail 591

January 1st 592

January 19th 593

January 24th 594

February 3rd 595

February 4th 596

February 11th 597

February 17th 598

February 20th 599

February 21st 600

March 4th 601

March 7th 601

May 30th 602 August 8th 602 August 17th 603

Last Poems

Admonitions to a Special Person 607

In Excelsis 608 Uses 610

As It Was Written 611 Lessons in Hunger 612 Love Letter Written in a Burning Building 613

Index of Titles 617

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