A Son From Sleep

A Son From Sleep

Book - 1987
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The domestic facts of life are fashioned into searching meditations by Rachel Hadas in A Son From Sleep, a book about wakings. The poet is admonished by her dreams and summoned from her slumbers. Hadas's acute observation of ordinary things illuminates and expands them. She listens while a child plaits her fledgling macrame / of consonants and vowels. She learns several kinds of silence. She resolves to uncover language / as medium of nothing except mysteries, and for Hadas, mysteries take root in tangible things--in cats, blankets, subways, her husband, and especially, in motherhood.
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press ; Scranton, Pa. : Distributed by Harper & Row, 1987
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780819511409
Call Number: 811 H1167so
Characteristics: 49 p. ; 23 cm


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