And Short the Season: Poems (Hardcover)
From "Whereof the Gift Is Small"
And short the season, first rubythroat in the fading lilacs, alyssum in bloom a honeybee bumbling in the bleeding hear on my gelding's grave while beetles swar him underground. Wet feet, wet cuffs little flecks of buttercup on my sneaker toes bluets, violets crowding out the tuft of rich new grass the horses nos and nibble like sleepwalkers held fast brittle beauty might this be the last?
About the Author
Maxine Kumin (1925-2014), a former U.S. poet laureate, was the author of nineteen poetry collections as well as numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her awards included the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Poet's Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals.