- Hunting, Constance
Puckerbrush Press, Orono, Maine, 1972, Wraps, , , Very Good
43 pp. Sunning to edges and spine of wraps, else fine. Contents: Revalation; Cezanne; Habitant; For Lucy. To Earth; Homage to Robert Lowell; Timepiece; On the Possible Killing of a Three-Months-Old Child by a Rabbit; Cimmerian. ''I had had to take my watch / to be repaired / I took it down- / town to a Mr. Stahl / (I got his name / out of the book) / his shop is let / into a wall / he wears a vest and yellow teeth / and his thoughts are all / underneath his green shade / just the same / I am terribly anxious about / my timepiece / Mister Stahl keeps on keeping it''--from ''Timepiece.''
A SONG OF THE SEASONS
Sing a song of Spring-time, The world is going round, Blown by the south wind: Listen to its sound. "Gurgle" goes the mill-wheel, "Cluck" clucks the hen; And it's O for a pretty girl To kiss in the glen. Sing a song of Summer, The world is nearly still, The mill-pond has gone to sleep, And so has the mill. Shall we go a-sailing, Or shall we take a ride, Or dream the afternoon away Here, side by side? Sing a song of Autumn, The world is going back; They glean in the corn-field, And stamp on the stack. Our boy, Charlie, Tall, strong, and light: He shoots all the day And dances all the night. Sing a song of Winter, The world stops dead; Under snowy coverlid Flowers lie abed. There's hunting for the young ones And wine for the old, And a sexton in the churchyard Digging in the cold.Cosmo Monkhouse [1840-1901]