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Title First Line Original Publication Date Themes Republicationsort descending Hearst Collections
1 A Return to Facts You check out the office Dry Leaves 1975 renewal, retirement Dry Leaves, Snake in the Strawberries 63.
2 Winter Morning I enter a winter morning Contact 1981 isolation, winter
3 Evergreen Transformations ‘‘Who knocks on my door?’’ asks History The Alumnus 1976 education, truth
4 Close the Accounts The putting away time shows up Commonweal 1965 farming, fall A Single Focus 19, Snake in the Strawberries 44, Landmark and Other Poems 37.
5 Book of the Mind Chilled and seared by the weather Planting Red Geraniums: Discovered Poems of James Hearst 2017 introspection, thoughts Planting Red Geraniums 22
6 Sad, the Way It Is Stay, stay, pussy willow pussies, Green Magazine 1975 time, impermanence
7 The Chipmunk and I The chipmunk sits upright Chicago Tribune Magazine 1969 animals, neighbors Snake in the Strawberries 48.
8 Fact I knew a man once who gave up the ghost Man and His Field 1951 life, suicide Man and His Field 39, Landmark and Other Poems 44.
9 Taking the Bull to Water The herd bull leaves his stall Poet and Critic 1982 animals, danger
10 The Painter Our local painter always seemed afraid Wanderer 1924 death, prudence
11 Shaped by Names You must exist somewhere Canadian Forum 1977 language, meaning Snake in the Strawberries 95.
12 Bitter Taste I ate the sour grapes and tried Kansas Quarterly 1971 anger, nature
13 The Forest Within the forest of my heart Country Men 1937 love, reflection Country Men (1937) xx, (1938) 41, (1943) 48, Man and His Field 55.
14 Virgin Prairie This old squaw of a prairie South Dakota Review 1974 Indians, reflection Shaken by Leaf-Fall 28, Snake in the Strawberries 68, Landmark and Other Poems 46.
15 Sap's Rise The creek retreats from flood rage see "The Face of Things" 1970 spring, renewal Landmark and Other Poems 27.
16 Claim for Damages "The man recovered from the bite, Focus 1984 frustration, law
17 Love's Apostate I shoulder my bag, slink through New York Herald Tribune 1964 forgiveness, resentment A Single Focus 54.
18 Hard Way to Learn A trickle of water from Poetry 1979 farming, knowledge
19 The Supplicant I try, when I awake, on a bright Sunday morning Music for Seven Poems 1958 rest, Sunday
20 The Burden Apple bloom spread on the orchard floor, Midland 1926 blossoming, nature Country Men (1937) xxx.
21 A Small Victory Cold, the snow squeaked underfoot, The Complete Poetry of James Hearst 2001 revenge, animals
22 Better a Bonfire Hitch up the mule, A Country Man 1993 memory, secrecy A Country Man 29.
23 Homecoming So let's knock off for the day, I said, Shaken by Leaf-Fall 1976 farming, home Shaken by Leaf-Fall 39.
24 Consider a Poem If I speak to explain myself Stone Country 1980 poetry, communication
25 Plea for Persistence Wait and begin again, Periodical of Art in Nebraska 1975 persistence, knowledge

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