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George Hitchcock

(2 June 1914 – 27 August 2010 / Hood River, Oregon)

Poems of George Hitchcock

1. Afternoon in the Canyon 4/9/2012
2. Dawn 4/9/2012
3. Poem for Jean Varda 4/9/2012
4. Scattering Flowers 1/3/2003
5. The one whose Reproach I Cannot Evade 1/3/2003

Dawn


Clouds rise from their nests
with flapping wings, they whisper
of worn leather, bracken, long
horizons, and the manes of dark
horses. In the waking stream
the stones lie like chestnuts
in a glass bowl. I pass the bones
of an old harrow thrown on its side

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