Finding My Elegy — Ursula K. Le Guin

Wild Fortune Selected Poems, 1960–2005

From Wild Angels – 1960-1975

Offering
A Lament for Rheged
There
Ars Lunga
Song
Tao Song

From Hard Words – 1975–1980

Invocation
The Mind Is Still
The Marrow
The Writer to the Dancer

From the Dancing at Tillai

Middle
At Three Rivers, April ’80
Slick Rock Creek, September
Winter Downs
Peak
The Child on the Shore
Tui

From Wild Oats and Fireweed (1980–1987)

Wild Oats and Fireweed

From in the Red Zone: Mount St. Helens, October 1981

To Walk In Here
While the Old Men Make Ready to Kill
For the New House
The Maenads
Inventory
A Meditation on a Marriage

From Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences(1987)

The Crown of Laurel

From Going Out With Peacocks (1988–1994)

The Pacific Slope
Riding the “Coast Starlight”
Sleeping with Cats
Waking: Two Poems
The Vigil for Ben Linder
The Queen of Spain, Grown Old and Mad, Writes to the Daughter She Imagines She Had by Christopher Columbus
Song for a Daughter
The Hard Dancing

From No Boats (Chapbook, 1991)

From “McKenzie Voices”
At Cannon Beach

From Blue Moon Over Thurman Street (1993)

The Aching Air

From Sixty Odd (1994–1999)

Read at the Award Dinner, May 1996
Hexagram 45
When there aren’t any
Rodmell
For Gabriela Mistral
Hexagram 49
Infinitive
“The scarcity of rhinos” on the television

Field Burning Debated, Salmon Fate Discussed.

Morning Service
Late Dusk
A Blue Moon: June 30
Repulse Monkey
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

From Incredible Good Fortune (2000–2006)

Incredible Good Fortune
April in San Jose
Mount Rainier from Amtrak
The Cactus Wren
A Book of Songs
The Old Lady
The Forsaken Shepherdess
Notes from a Cruise
Antigua: The Silence of the Mountain
Pelicans
Talk Shows
Here, There, at the Marsh
American Wars
The Lost Explorer
Ille
Invocation
Dance Song
English
Taking Courage
A Request
For Naomi
Learning Latin in Old Age
Futurology

Life Sciences New Poems, 2006–2010

I. Socioesthetics

Distance
Pretty Things
In England in the Fifties
The City of the Plain
Watching the Fractal Set
The Mistake
The Next War
The Crest
Soldiers
The Curse of the Prophetess
Every Land
The Elders at the Falls
An Old Yurok Basket
Almost and Always
Lieder Singer
Writers
After the Fire
Lorca’s Duende
Meters
Exegi monumentum aere perennius
She Remembers the Famous Poets

II. Botany and Zoology

Two Crow Poems
Learning the Name
The Greater Forest
Red Alders in March
Pinus Sabiniana
Creation of the Horse
The Clydesdale Mare
I think of them
Grace
Raksha
At the Clackamas County Fair
Extinction

III. Meteorology and Geography

Mendenhall Glacier
A Measure of Desolation
Coast Range Highway, November
Seasonal Quatrains
Morning in Joseph, Oregon
Hour of the Changes
Summer Morning on the Volcano
For My Traveling Companion
Up the Columbia
Navna: The River-running, by Intrumo of Sinshan
At Kishamish

IV. Developmental Ontology

At the Center
Early Memory: Jocken
The Merchant of Words
Stammersong
GPS
The House Is Soft
Seven Lines to Elisabeth
Final Destination
Ghazal at the Oasis of Mara
Travel
Pillowtalk
Low Barometer
My Birthday Present
The Arts of Old Age
Sometimes it seems
The Body of the World
When They Came
Hindsight
Body of Water
Aubade
Votum

V. Philosophy and Theology

Finding My Elegy
The Whirlwind
Intimations
Some Mornings
In the Borderlands
Jewel and Gravel
Science
Tout rêve . . .
Morning Star
Uncaged
A God I Know
January Night Prayer
The Conference
Index of First Lines

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