Natasha Trethewey


Poems of Natasha Trethewey

1. Domestic Work, 1937 1/13/2003
2. Elegy for the Native Guards 3/13/2014
3. Flounder 1/20/2003
4. History Lesson 3/13/2014
5. Incident 3/13/2014
6. Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus, or The Mulata 2/27/2014
7. Letter Home 1/20/2003
8. Myth 3/13/2014
9. Pilgrimage 2/27/2014
10. Providence 2/27/2014
11. South 3/13/2014
12. Theories of Time and Space 3/13/2014
13. Vespertina Cognitio 3/13/2014

Vespertina Cognitio

Overhead, pelicans glide in threes—
their shadows across the sand
dark thoughts crossing the mind.
Beyond the fringe of coast, shrimpers
hoist their nets, weighing the harvest
against the day's losses. Light waning,
concentration is a lone gull
circling what's thrown back. Debris
weights the trawl like stones.

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