The Meaning of These Days

Table of Contents

One. CONNAUGHT PLACE
             It was plain I was good for only one thing, religion

Two. MT. TAMALPAIS
             Listening to the night sounds of San Francisco in Montgomery Hall

Three. SACRED GROUND
             Buberís simple thoughts stream from the page into the understanding

Four. MARKET STREET
             If youíre young, take a chance if you love her

Five. YOSEMITE VALLEY
             I sat down by the river and read

Six. TIOGA PASS
             My Barth volumes go missing on the way to Tuolumne Meadows

Seven. THE SCREAM
             Niebuhr cast his net far and wide over human experience

Eight. LOS ANGELES
             In the wee small hours of the morning

Nine. MOUNT BALDY
             The courage to be in the face of nonbeing

Ten. CHAPTER ZERO
             Lemmon was highpowered and driven, Louch grounded and relaxed

Eleven. KIERKEGAARDíS TRUTH
             I go to be hanged on yonder gallows

Twelve. KURUKSHETRA
             Theyíve given you a number, and taken Ďway your name

Thirteen. THE TAHQUAMENON
             I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree

Fourteen. SPRINGER MOUNTAIN
             Consciousness III was blowing in the wind

Fifteen. PEACHTREE STREET
             I cover the waterfront, Iím watching the sea

Sixteen. ATLANTA
             The person of heaven gives to the person of dust a prayer

Seventeen. STONE MOUNTAIN
             Thereís a fire softly burning, supperís on the stove

Eighteen. THE NARRAGUAGUS
             I eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

Nineteen. THE BERKSHIRES
             Deception and truth walked hand in hand on the village green

Twenty. GOTHAM CITY
             Iíll come running to see you again

Twenty-one. THE HUDSON
             Archbishop Oscar Romero had just been assassinated

Twenty-two. PUGET SOUND
             Comfort the sorrowing and stand in solidarity with the weak and powerless

Twenty-three. MIDDLE PATH
             Moth and rust corroded and thieves broke through to steal

Twenty-four. MOUNT RAINIER
             A voice said, Cry! and I said, What shall I cry?

Twenty-five. THE WHIRLWIND
             `Tis seven long years since last Iíve seen you

Twenty-six. NEIN!
             I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you

Twenty-seven. THE TOWER
             To which dost thou belong? Spirit or nature?

Twenty-eight. THE UNCOMPAHGRE
             Please come back to a heart that is true

Twenty-nine. BLUE OAKS
             I myself arrive in the valley of dry bones

Thirty. BUFFALO ROCK
             I do best when Iím not alone

Thirty-one. LANDOUR
             Walking tall on Main Street in the May Day parade