Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April is National Poetry Month, Day 2

Jane Hirshfield 

The dog came in 
and shook off 
water in every direction. 

A chaotic rainstorm, 
walking on four big paws. 

The outside rain 
fell straight, 
in parallel lines 
from a child's drawing. 

Windless, blunt, and cold, 
that orderly rain, 
like a fate 
uninterrupted by late love.

Jane Hirshfield will be in Round Top, Texas for Poetry at Round Top April 11-13.

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