Muriel Rukeyser (December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980 / New York City)
Poems of Muriel Rukeyser
|1.||[Murmurs from the earth of this land]||12/15/2011|
|6.||Boy With His Hair Cut Short||4/22/2010|
|9.||Elegy in Joy||12/15/2011|
|10.||From A Play: Publisher's Song||12/15/2011|
|12.||George Robinson: Blues||12/15/2011|
|13.||Haying Before Storm||4/22/2010|
|14.||Metaphor to Action||12/15/2011|
|20.||Reading Time: 1 Minute 26 Seconds||12/15/2011|
Haying Before Storm
This sky is unmistakable. Not lurid, not low, not black.
Illuminated and bruise-color, limitless, to the noon
Full of its floods to come. Under it, field, wheels, and mountain,
The valley scattered with friends, gathering in
Live-colored harvest, filling their arms; not seeming to hope
Not seeming to dread, doing.
I stand where I can see
Holding a small pitcher, coming in toward
The doers and the day.