Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Poems of Mark Van Doren

1. After Long Drought 1/3/2003
2. Born Brothers 1/3/2003
3. Dunce Songs : 9 1/3/2003
4. Farewell and Thanksgiving 1/3/2003
5. He Loves Me 1/3/2003
6. Morning Worship 1/3/2003
7. Nothing Stays 1/3/2003
8. Our Lady Peace 1/3/2003
9. Spring Thunder 1/3/2003
10. The Deepest Dream 1/3/2003

After Long Drought

After long drought, commotion in the sky;
After dead silence, thunder. Then it comes,
The rain. It slashes leaves, and doubly drums
On tin and shingle; beats and bends awry
The flower heads; puddles dust, and with a sigh
Like love sinks into grasses, where it hums
As bees did once, among chrysanthemums
And asters when the summer thought to die.

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