Rachel Lyman Field

(1894-1942 / the United States)

Poems of Rachel Lyman Field

1. And the Place Thereof 9/7/2010
2. Cranberry Road 9/7/2010
3. I'd Like To Be A Lighthouse 9/7/2010
4. If Once You Have Slept On An Island 9/7/2010
5. No one knows the reason why 9/7/2010
6. North of Time 9/7/2010
7. Something told the wild geese 9/7/2010

And the Place Thereof

This small house fitted him like some square shell
Weathered and worn, as if it somehow bore
His very likeness, but no smoke thread mounts;
He will not stand in greeting at the door
As he stood, gaunt and smiling, three days back.
He has no need now of the wood he piled;
The water pail and dipper, the small store
Of china on the shelf; the rocker there.
The bed-quilt will not warm him any more

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