MIDWINTER DAY by Bernadette Mayer (SIGNED)
Turtle Island Foundation, 1982, First edition, 119 pp., 7" X 10 3/4", Softcover
Very good (INSCRIBED to fellow poet David Giannini)
"Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley noted, "is an epic poem about a daily routine." A poem in six parts, Midwinter Day takes us from awakening and emerging from dreams through the whole day-morning, afternoon, evening, night-to dreams again: ". . . a plain introduction to modes of love and reason/Then to end I guess with love, a method to this winter season/Now I've said this love it's all I can remember/Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December//Welcome sun, at last with thy softer light/That takes the bite from winter weather/And weaves the random cloth of life together/And drives away the long black night!"
This is the Scarce true first edition of this title which was later reprinted by New Directions.