Sleeping on the Wing

This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry.

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307764911

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book includes selections of poetry by twenty-three poets, among them Dickinson, Hopkins, Pound, Williams and Eliot, as well as Ginsberg, O'Hara, Baraka and Ashbery. There is also the translated work of such modern European poets such as Lorca, Rilke, Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Mayakowsky.

Sleeping on the Wing

Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets.

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 0394509749

Category: Beat generation in literature

Page: 313

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Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets.

The Collected Poems of Frank O Hara

SLEEPING ON THE WING Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness , as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries " Sleep ! O for a long sound sleep and so forget it ! " that one flies , soaring above the shoreless city , veering upward from ...

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520201663

Category: Poetry

Page: 586

View: 459


Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

A World on the Wing

... Pressure Sensory Mechanism for Prey Detection in Birds: The Use of Principles of Seabed Dynamics?” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 265 (1998): 1377–1383. Rattenborg, Niels C. “Sleeping on the Wing.

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509841042

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 864


‘A vaulting triumph of a book’ Isabella Tree, author of Wilding Bird migration remains perhaps the most singularly compelling natural phenomenon in the world. Nothing else combines its global sweep with its inherent ability to engender wonder and excitement. The past two decades have seen an explosion in our understanding of the almost unfathomable feats of endurance and complexity involved in bird migration – yet the science that informs these majestic journeys is still relatively in its infancy. Pulitzer Prize-shortlisted writer and ornithologist Scott Weidensaul is at the forefront of this cutting-edge research, and A World on the Wing sees him track some of the most remarkable flights undertaken by birds around the world. His own voyage of discovery sees him sail through the storm-wracked waters of the Bering Sea; encounter gunners and trappers in the Mediterranean; and visit a forgotten corner of northeast India, where former headhunters have turned one of the grimmest stories of migratory crisis into an unprecedented conservation success. As our world comes increasingly under threat from the effects of climate change, these ecological miracles may provide an invaluable guide to a more sustainable future for ourselves. This is the rousing and reverent story of the billions of birds that, despite the numerous obstacles we have placed in their path, continue to head with hope to the far horizon.

Making Your Own Days

From Sleeping on the Wing by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell. Copyright © 1 98 1 by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell. Reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc. Arthur Rimbaud, "Aube" from A Season in Hell/Illuminations, translated by ...

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684824383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 571


Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O Hara

... went into his bedroom and wrote ' Sleeping on the Wing'a beauty , in a matter of minutes . ( Schuyler 1980 , pp . 81-2 ) I remember seeing Frank O'Hara write a poem once . We were watching a western on T.V. and he got up as tho to ...

Author: Hazel Smith

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853239940

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 960


Flaneur, art curator, homosexual, and forerunner of postmodernist poetics, O'Hare was one of the most heralded poets of the twentieth century. In this book, Smith (English, U. of New South Wales) builds a new conceptual framework of poststructuralist, postmodern geography and queer theory, with which to analyze O'Hara's achievements and relevance. The book presents excerpts from interviews with O'Hara's friends, an analysis of his manuscripts and previously unpublished information about his collaborators. Distributed by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.

Year on the Wing

A mile and a half from me, a raven, the same species as at Dante's Peak, is sleeping on its cliff nest in the Avon Gorge. Its mate roosts in an ash tree nearby. All the corvids of Bristol, of Britain, of Europe, are sleeping their crow ...

Author: Tim Dee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416560364

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 536


Birds -- those "upgiven ghosts" who shape our skies -- and their many styles of flying have inspired us for centuries. Tim Dee became enthralled with birds as a young boy, and their allure has informed how he perceives time as well as how he sees the world and his place in it. Compelling and poetic, A Year on the Wing is a month-by-month account of following these magnificent creatures, on land, at sea, and in the air, over the course of one "dew-dipped year." A memoir of the author's life as well as of the birds' migrations, the book draws on memories of forty years of observing birds as Dee explores the ideas and feelings that birds awaken in their flying, breeding, and dying. A Year on the Wing is also a significant chronicle of Dee's rich reading of a gorgeous literary tradition about birds -- from Aristotle to Thomas Hardy, Dante to Pound, Wordsworth to Ted Hughes -- as well as naturalists' writings that train a scientific eye on these elusive creatures. With a poet's marvelous commingling of nature and language, Dee finds meaning and a fascinating beauty in the quiver of a redstart's tail, elegizes the thrilling skydiving stoop of the once-endangered, now resurgent peregrine falcon, and reflects on the nocturnal restlessness of migrant woodcocks that is suggestive of how nature encodes us all. A Year on the Wing brings us as close as possible to birds, as we seek to understand the unique connection between us and them as well as our separation from them and, by extension, our estrangement from all of nature. Watching birds instills a renewed sense of wonder, getting us airborne and expanding our horizons. This vicarious liftoff does us good in a way hard to define but incontestably felt. It also makes us ever aware of our place on the ground. Dee homes in on those moments when the gap narrows between humans and birds, when birds' freedom gives us our own, making our lives more vibrant and alive. The first book from an exciting new literary voice, this beautifully written memoir celebrates birds and the inspiration they provide through their twice-yearly winged migrations.

Meditations in an Emergency

Sleeping on the Wing Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness , as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries " Sleep ! O for a long sound sleep and so forget it ! " that one flies , soaring above the shoreless city , veering upward from ...

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802134521

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 402


Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

In Memory of My Feelings

Sleeping on the Wing Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness , as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries " Sleep ! O for a long sound sleep and so forget it ! " that one flies , soaring above the shoreless city , veering upward from ...

Author: Russell Ferguson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222431

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 285


In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art is a reexamination of the relationship between art and poetry at a crucial moment in American art. It also offers new insights into the charismatic figure of Frank O'Hara and his world and interests, which included art, music, theater, dance, film, and mass culture.

Animals Are Sleeping

Some adults sleep while flying, called “sleeping on the wing.” At night, they fly above a pocket of warm air (about 3,000 to 6,000 feet above ground) and flap their wings about every four seconds as they sleep. 2. babies sleep about 16 ...

Author: Suzanne Slade

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 9781934359105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 126


Short, lyrical text provides fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats, including the interesting sleeping habits of animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air. Simultaneous.

Beat about the Bush

Most birds tend to sleep quite soundly during the part of the 24-hour cycle that they are not active – either day or night. ... Contrary to popular belief, the head is not tucked in under the wing when sleeping.

Author: Trevor Carnaby

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770092419

Category: Nature

Page: 764

View: 100


Revealing fascinating insights into the mysterious lives of birds native to the mother continent, this remarkable guide exhibits the many vibrantly colorful species found in the South African bush. Providing an in-depth discourse on all aspects of bird life--detailing their myriad forms, survival strategies in a harsh landscape, breeding and feeding behaviors, movements, migrations, preferred habitat, unique behavioral patterns, and vocalizations--this comprehensive manual also expertly advises on how to easily and accurately identify each individual species. Populated with more than 900 brilliantly vivid photographs and exhaustively researched to fill the gap in existing literature and field guides, this essential reference will delight nature lovers, tourists, birdwatchers, and bush lovers alike.

Climbing Mount Improbable

They land only to nest, even mating and sleeping on the wing. When they do land they must choose a high place, for they cannot take off from level ground. They build their nests from materials that they meet floating in the air, ...

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141936321

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 423


How could such an intricate object as the human eye - so complex and so precise - have come about by chance? In this masterful piece of popular science, Richard Dawkins builds a powerful and carefully reasoned argument for evolutionary adapatation as the force behind all life on earth. The metaphor of 'Mount Improbable' represents the combination of perfection and improbability that we find in the seemingly 'designed' complexity of living things. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins' eloquent descriptions of astonishing adaptations in the living world.

Why Don t Penguins Feet Freeze

Why do birds never fall off their perches when sleeping? Do they, in fact, sleep? ... Act as if you are gradually falling asleep and the bird will follow you, finally holding one leg ... Swifts are famous for sleeping on the wing.

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473651319

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 507


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? - the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller - this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the column's early days. Yet again, many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. New Scientist's 'Last Word' is regularly voted the magazine's most popular section as it celebrates all questions - the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.

The Sleep Instinct

It is reasonable to suppose that these birds do not sleep on the wing since it would serve little purpose in terms either of resource conservation or of keeping out of trouble. If indeed they are able to sleep while flying, ...

Author: Ray Meddis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315312873

Category: Psychology

Page: 154

View: 107


Most of us believe that we sleep in order to rest our tired bodies and minds. Originally published in 1977, this centuries-old common-sense view is challenged by Ray Meddis, who describes and argues for a controversial new theory of the nature and function of sleep. The theory seeks to replace the old view with the idea that sleep may no longer serve any important function in modern man. Whereas the sleep instinct helps animals to survive by driving them to hide away for as long as possible each day, this is no longer a valuable asset in civilised surroundings. Nevertheless, as the author explains, we still feel driven by a primeval urge beyond conscious control to crawl away every evening to the security of our beds to wait out the dangerous hours of darkness which were such a threat to our ancestors. Contrary to contemporary wisdom, he also argues that dreaming is a primitive and particularly valueless kind of sleep – a crude a dangerous heritage from our reptilian ancestors which is kept to a bare minimum in most adult warm-blooded creatures. Ray Meddis writes in a non-technical style and succeeds admirably in making the science of sleep and intensive research studies on sleep accessible and even exciting for the general reader as well as for the scientist. He shows that not everyone is bound by a felt need for sleep; in fact, some human beings discussed at length in the book thrive on less than two hours sleep a night without any ill effects. The implications of the research described are little short of sensational; in particular, Dr Meddis believes that it is well within the bounds of possibility that future research will show us how changes can be brought about in normal people to free them from the bondage of their sleep instincts. This new perspective also leads directly into a radical reappraisal of the nature of insomnia and new possibilities for treatment.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine E Book

The occurrence of such episodes may be the clue to “sleeping on the wing,” which was determined in frigate birds wearing altimeters100 and was postulated years ago on the basis of behavioral observations of swifts.

Author: Meir H. Kryger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437727739

Category: Medical

Page: 1766

View: 429


Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.

Collage in Twentieth Century Art Literature and Culture

aesthetic', operating 'as a formal principle in and for his writing'.67 One of the best examples of this is the poem 'Sleeping on the Wing' (CP, 235). Allegedly written as a result of a challenge by friends to produce a poem in a matter ...

Author: Rona Cran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317164296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 679


Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a potentially destabilizing crisis in representation. Cornell, convinced that he was an artist and yet hampered by his inability to draw or paint, used collage to gain access to the art world and to show what he was capable of given the right medium. Burroughs' formal problems with linear composition were turned to his advantage by collage, which enabled him to move beyond narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used collage to navigate an effective path between plastic art and literature, and to choose the facets of each which best suited his compositional style. Bob Dylan's self-conscious application of collage techniques elevated his brand of rock-and-roll to a level of heightened aestheticism. Throughout her book, Cran shows that to delineate collage stringently as one thing or another is to severely limit our understanding of the work of the artists and writers who came to use it in non-traditional ways.

The Last Word

Act as if you are gradually falling asleep and the bird will follow you , finally holding one leg up under its belly , tucking its head under its wing , and falling into a deep sleep .

Author: Mick O'Hare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192861999

Category: Reference

Page: 229

View: 700


Answers questions about plants, animals, illusions, machines, household science, and the human body

In Memory of My Feelings

A Selection of Poems Frank O'Hara Bill Berkson. 14 Barnett Newman / Sleeping on the Wing Sleeping on the Wing Perhaps it is to avoid some.

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870705105

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 687


By Frank O'Hara. Edited by Bill Berkson. Essay by Kynaston McShine.

The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreams

In any case, unilateral eye closure (or keeping one eye and hemisphere awake) functions to allow the animal to “sleep on the wing.” By this I mean that aquatic mammals can continue to swim while one hemisphere sleeps and birds can ...

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107171107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 271

View: 741


Introduces the neuroscience of sleep and dreams, including an investigation into their potential evolutionary and social functions.