Table of Contents
   Introductionp. xi
   Dedicationp. xiv
   What the Stones Knowp. 1
   Years of Solitudep. 2
   Orange Juicep. 3
   The Wrenp. 4
   My Father's Coatp. 5
   Davidp. 6
   My Father in the Stacksp. 7
   Battleground State Parkp. 8
   Ninep. 10
   Emergency Situationp. 12
   The Ants Are Using Sticks for Wallsp. 13
   The Changelingp. 14
   The Father, Who Could Not Swimp. 16
   Son, Skatingp. 17
   The New Bladep. 18
   Teenagersp. 19
   Devotionp. 20
   Custodyp. 21
   Mother's Dayp. 22
   Waking Instructionsp. 23
   Simple Song of Being Oneselfp. 24
   I Myselfp. 25
   And sometimes i hear this song in my headp. 26
   Shedding Skinp. 28
   Song of the Prodigal Sonp. 29
   Aqueductsp. 30
   Invisibilityp. 32
   Breathp. 33
   Almost Evenly Dividedp. 34
   At Homep. 35
   Child Proofp. 36
   Taking My Son to His First Day of Kindergartenp. 37
   Bittersweetp. 38
   First Gradep. 40
   The New Worldp. 42
   The Forest of My Hairp. 43
   Returning to the West: Mountain Legendp. 44
   Drifter, Owl, Mousep. 45
   Kindp. 46
   Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsulep. 47
   That Was the Summer We Had Animalsp. 48
   Lensp. 49
   Suddenp. 52
   Organdy Curtains, Window, South Bank of the Ohiop. 53
   On the Suicide of a Young Boy I Did Not Knowp. 54
   What Grandma Taught Herp. 56
   Seeing for Youp. 57
   Leaving the Light Onp. 58
   What We Wantp. 59
   What Great Grief Has Made the Empress Mutep. 60
   Silencep. 61
   What Gets Lost/Lo Que Se Pierdep. 62
   Namingp. 64
   The Higher Reachesp. 65
   Here yet be dragonsp. 66
   Learning Persianp. 67
   Drivingp. 68
   The Sparrow and the Crumbp. 69
   Other Livesp. 70
   Hitchhikerp. 72
   The Family Carp. 73
   "I never saw the road between our ..."p. 74
   So Farp. 75
   Travelling Lightp. 76
   Legendp. 77
   Strandedp. 78
   Today I'll Sit Stillp. 80
   This Isn't Fairp. 81
   "Someone told me you were in love ..."p. 82
   Insurancep. 83
   "What are friends for, my mother asks..."p. 84
   Going Homep. 85
   That Kind of Marriagep. 86
   She had thoughtp. 87
   Divorcep. 88
   My lost fatherp. 89
   It Was Here--p. 90
   Mindleavingp. 91
   Shrink-wrappedp. 92
   Where on This Earthp. 94
   Garage Salep. 96
   Words My Friend Can't Bring Himself to Sayp. 97
   Journeyp. 98
   What Came to Mep. 99
   Benavides, Texas, 1906p. 100
   Letter to an Ancestorp. 101
   The House at 5 Allende Streetp. 102
   Barns Collapsingp. 104
   Dream Housep. 105
   Small Townp. 106
   What Was Once Reached Forp. 108
   Father, Herald Me Homep. 109
   The Lost Glove Is Happyp. 110
   A Serenadep. 112
   A Game Nobody Wonp. 113
   My Grandmother Told Us Jokesp. 114
   The Mentalist Leaves the Stagep. 116
   Partp. 117
   Plum Treesp. 118
   Workp. 120
   Sisterp. 122
   The Questionp. 124
   My Valhallap. 126
   The colors of Another Homep. 128
   Famep. 129
   Tutu on the Curbp. 130
   Passing Necessityp. 131
   Any Morningp. 132
   Tough Ridep. 133
   Unveiling the Vietnam Memorialp. 134
   Thinking of What the Jury Is Deliberatingp. 136
   I Give You Backp. 138
   Food. Music. Memoryp. 140
   The Memory Prayerp. 141
   Raised Voicesp. 142
   Lamentp. 144
   Model of the Heart at the Franklin Institutep. 145
   Each Nightp. 146
   Waking Up in the Morningp. 147
   Truthp. 148
   Regrets on the Way to an Airportp. 149
   Processesp. 150
   Ghazal (For William Stafford)p. 152
   Autumn Quincep. 153
   Cannon Beachp. 154
   Christmasp. 155
   Avalanchep. 156
   Year's Endp. 158
   How Forgetting Works in Late Winterp. 159
   Secret of Lifep. 160
   Tunep. 161
   Something I Rememberp. 162
   The Moment for Which There Is No Namep. 163
   Letter to Terry Dobsonp. 164
   Obituariesp. 166
   The Black and the Dazzlep. 167
   Valencia Streetp. 168
   Wilderness Poemp. 169
   Dreaming Them Into the World Againp. 170
   Notes on the Contributorsp. 172
   Acknowledgmentsp. 191
   Permissionsp. 192
   Index to Lossesp. 201
   Index to Poemsp. 203
   Index to Poetsp. 205