May Swenson

(May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989 / Utah)

May Swenson Poems

1. Feel Like A Bird 1/20/2015
2. Strawberrying 12/15/2014
3. The Tall Figures Of Giacometti 4/1/2010
4. Fountains Of Aix 4/1/2010
5. The James Bond Movie 4/1/2010
6. Sleeping With Boa 4/1/2010
7. Landing On The Moon 4/1/2010
8. Motherhood 4/1/2010
9. The Lowering 4/1/2010
10. Kiwi 4/1/2010
11. Women 4/1/2010
12. Feel Me 4/1/2010
13. October 4/1/2010
14. Staying At Ed's Place 4/1/2010
15. The Shape Of Death 4/1/2010
16. Cardinal Ideograms 4/1/2010
17. 7 Days On The Sea 4/1/2010
18. Analysis Of Baseball 4/1/2010
19. Little Lion Face 1/20/2003
20. That The Soul May Wax Plump 1/20/2003
21. Bleeding 4/1/2010
22. The Woods At Night 1/13/2003
23. Blue 1/20/2003
24. Water Picture 1/20/2003
25. Question 1/13/2003
Best Poem of May Swenson

Question

Body my house
my horse my hound
what will I do
when you are fallen

Where will I sleep
How will I ride
What will I hunt

Where can I go
without my mount
all eager and quick
How will I know
in thicket ahead
is danger or treasure
when Body my good
bright dog is dead

How will it be
to lie in the sky
without roof or door
and wind for an eye

With cloud for shift
how will I hide?

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The Woods At Night

The binocular owl,
fastened to a limb
like a lantern
all night long,

sees where all
the other birds sleep:
towhee under leaves,
titmouse deep

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