Treasure Island

William Stafford

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

Poems of William Stafford

1. A Ritual To Read To Each Other 1/13/2003
2. Accountability 4/15/2010
3. Across Kansas 1/13/2003
4. After Arguing Against The Contention That Art Must Come From Discontent 4/15/2010
5. Allegiances 1/13/2003
6. American Gothic 4/15/2010
7. An Oregon Message 4/15/2010
8. Ask Me 1/13/2003
9. At The Bomb Testing Site 4/15/2010
10. At The Un-National Monument Along The Canadian Border 4/15/2010
11. Atavism 1/13/2003
12. Bess 4/15/2010
13. Bi-Focal 4/15/2010
14. For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid 1/13/2003
15. Graydigger's Home 1/13/2003
16. Hay-Cutters 4/15/2010
17. Humanities Lecture 4/15/2010
18. In The Deep Channel 4/15/2010
19. Just Thinking 1/13/2003
20. Lit Instructor 1/13/2003

Thinking For Berky

In the late night listening from bed
I have joined the ambulance or the patrol
screaming toward some drama, the kind of end
that Berky must have some day, if she isn't dead.

The wildest of all, her father and mother cruel,
farming out there beyond the old stone quarry
where highschool lovers parked their lurching cars,
Berky learned to love in that dark school.

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