Autographed manuscript of original poetry

By: Joan Hotchkiss

Price: $425.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Strathmore Drawing Pad with 50 poems by Hotchkiss. Author's autograph to the front. Featuring poems like: "So this is how you felt when you held me,/ Small bundle on the bed, arms everywhere,/ Mouth searching for the sweet warm harmony/ Of love, a blot of brush-black hair./ Please teach me now those secret-mother-things/ That I should know: the language of the cries,/ The soft-strong hands, the midnight voice that brings a blaze of daylight to the nightmare's eyes./ Give me that world I left behind your door/ Where paper dolls had hearts and tops could spin,/ Where Alice played with Dianah on the floor,/ And every looking glass would let her in./ Now I am mother, I am child. The old/ Eyes see you new again, majestic, warm./ Then, mother, daughter, take my hands, behold/ The blessed chain of women that we form." and "After a Time": "after a time, all losses are the same./ one more thing lost is one thing less to lose;/ and we go stripped at last the way we came./ though we shall probe, time and again, our chance,/ who lack the wit to keep or to refuse,/ after a time, all losses are the same./ no wit, no luck can beat a losing game/ good fortune is a reassuring ruse/ and we go stripped at last the way we came" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition.

Title: Autographed manuscript of original poetry

Author Name: Joan Hotchkiss

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: c.1950

Binding: Spiral bound

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2961

Keywords: Manuscript, Poetry, 20th century, Women authors