Under the River
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
English Language and Literature
Under the River is a collection of poetry which has at its heart the nature of poeple and people in nature. Using both free verse and formal verse, the poems attempt to show the natural aspects of man while displaying the human aspects of nature. The central image of many of the poems is an observation of the outside world which leads to an insight into the mind of the speaker or the people in his life. This collection is the culmination of two years of writing poetry at the graduate level. Contents: Currents -- Picking -- Blue mason jar -- Better or worse? -- Driving through the bottoms at day's end -- July morning, 95 degrees -- Dust to dust -- Cuba, Missouri -- Memphis, Tennessee -- Date of birth: 11/24/74 -- Rodeo with my father -- Yellow -- Honey locusts -- Persimmon -- Confessions of a Louisiana shine runner, 1966 -- Starlings -- Another man's treasure -- Standing in your driveway at four a.m. -- Watershed -- Answers -- For the birds -- Red sky in the morning -- Paper airplanes -- Missing the boat -- Twenty percent chance -- After the hunt -- Some tips on auto maintenance -- In the bottoms.
© Dale Miles
Miles, Dale, "Under the River" (2001). MSU Graduate Theses. 2426.