William Stafford

(January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993 / Kansas)

William Stafford Poems

1. A Ritual To Read To Each Other 1/13/2003
2. Traveling Through The Dark 1/13/2003
3. Ask Me 1/13/2003
4. For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid 1/13/2003
5. Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing 1/13/2003
6. Just Thinking 1/13/2003
7. When I Met My Muse 1/13/2003
8. Objector 1/13/2003
9. Allegiances 1/13/2003
10. Lit Instructor 1/13/2003
11. Waking at 3 a.m. 1/13/2003
12. Security 1/13/2003
13. Atavism 1/13/2003
14. Graydigger's Home 1/13/2003
15. Across Kansas 1/13/2003
16. This Life 1/13/2003
17. The Light By The Barn 1/13/2003
18. At The Bomb Testing Site 4/15/2010
19. Thinking For Berky 1/13/2003
20. An Oregon Message 4/15/2010

This Life

With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach


We would climb the highest dune,
from there to gaze and come down:
the ocean was performing;
we contributed our climb.

Waves leapfrogged and came

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