Eating Fruit Out of Season

Contents

Climbing Trees
11 Cottage Road
12 Bay Lake Road
13 Sooner or Later…
14 Solitaire
15 Worm
16 Visited by Frogs
17 Edward Elgar, an Inuit Wood Carving, and Gertrude
18 River of Words
19 Gutters
20 Climbing Trees

23 Flowers on a one-way street

The Earth as Egg
27 The Jazz Musician and the Bus Platform
28 The Forecast
29 Black Sun
30 Dust
34 Falling
35 The Earth as Egg

37 The moon belongs to everyone

My Latest Poem
41 On the Beach
42 The Creaking Cottage Door
43 Snow
44 Stacks of Books
45 Why Words Fail
49 My Latest Poem

55 Venus rising from the sea

Sailing to Atlantis
59 Exhibit
61 A Man and the Christmas Display Window
62 Food Chain
65 A Dirigible Inspector Attends His First Poetry Workshop
67 Back Cover Copy
69 Hotline
70 Sailing to Atlantis

73 Now it can be told

Hercules, when dying
77 Hourglass Figure
78 The Woman and the Garden
79 The Grey Men and the Secrets of the Afterlife
81 The Loss of Detail
82 Alone
83 Umbilical
84 Ticket #35439750
85 Beyond the Eastern Edges of the World
86 Hercules, when dying

89 Notes about Poems
91 Acknowledgements
93 About the Author

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