- Langland, Joseph
The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Mass., 1991, Cloth, , , ISBN 0870237470 , Very Good /Fair
128 pp. A piece missing from the rubbed dj. Frontis drawing of the author courtesy Jack Coughlin. Sixty-five poems spanning 40 years. Joseph Langland's books include The Green Town (1956), The Wheel of Summer (1963), An Interview and Fourteen Poems (1973), The Sacrifice Poems (1975), Any Body’s Song (National Poetry Series 1980), A Dream of Love (A poem with etchings) (1986), Twelve Preludes and Postludes (1988), Selected Poems (1991). 'Flashing through falling sunlight / A frantic leg late plunging from its strange / Communicating moment / Flutters in shadowy waves. / Close by those shattered waters-- / The spray, no doubt, struck shore-- / One dreamless shepherd and his old sheep dog / Define outrageous patience / Propped on staff and haunches, / Intent on nothing, backs bowed against the sea, / While the slow flocks of sheep gnaw on the grass-thin coast.'--from Fall of Icarus: Breughel.