Top of My Lungs: Poems and Paintings

Top of My Lungs: Poems and Paintings

by Natalie Goldberg


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In this powerful collection of writing guru Natalie Goldberg's poetry and paintings, the celebrated author of Writing Down the Bones focuses her attention on the shifting rhythms of interior life in probing, sensual meditations that both illuminate the mysteries of the past and bring a Zen-like insight into the wondrous simultaneity of all things -- past, present, and future. With the same uncompromising integrity and commitment of Natalie Goldberg's bestselling books on creativity and writing, full-color reproductions of the her brilliant original paintings, and the introductory essay "How Poetry Saved My Life," Top of My Lungs gives the reader complete access to a compelling vision, one that is both simple and complex, both withdrawn from and full of life.

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ISBN-13: 9781585675302
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 04/27/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

How Poetry Saved My Life11
When You Leave Home: Morning, Florida (1999)15
Coke and Chickens16
Let Me Take You17
I Tried to Marry America: Sitting by a Pond in Ohio, Thinking of Japan (1998)19
Coming Together20
I'd Like To: Jukebox (1999)23
Small Town Cafe25
Wall and Window26
All the Midwest27
Before Your Time: House in Summer, Ohio (1998)29
November 3030
Top of My Lungs: City Moon (1998)33
Jim White35
Like Nothing Ever Happened: Before Stars (2000)37
Wanting Men39
A Girl Sometimes Wonders40
Big Ben: Ben Goldberg (1998)43
Forgotten Ones: The Great Tree (1998)49
New York Body51
Forever: She Climbed the Mountain (1999)55
Coffee With Milk: Chair (1999)57
Boy Who's Cut Every Class Comes to Your Class for the First Time: '48 Plymouth in August (1998)59
American Haiku: Blue Piano (1980)61
When I Forget63
Remember This Place: '48 Chevy, Santa Fe (1999)65
This Morning67
Letter From New Guinea: The Last Great Banana Tree (2000)69
How Paris Became My City This Morning: Last Night in Paris (1998)71
Leaving Israel: Summer 1995 #3 (1995)75
I'm Trying77
From Taos to Gallup and Canyon de Chelly: Abstract at Ghost Ranch (1999)79
Where's My Grandfather's False Teeth Now? The Victorious Age of 83 (1999)81
Holy Land: One Winter Morning (2000)83
For Good: Just Now (1995)86
I Want to Say: This One Great Life (2001)89
Into This World: The Oak and the Owl (2000)91
About the Author: Self-Portrait (2000)93

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