Some poems to read for October 16

Stay, I said to my body.
It sat as a dog does,
obedient for a moment,
soon starting to tremble.

—from “The Promise” by Jane Hirshfield

We have an embarrassment of riches to choose from for our October 16, 2012, Book Club for Poets Discussion of Come, Thief by Jane Hirshfield. Here are a few suggestions:

“First Light Edging Cirrus”
“French Horn”
“The Tongue Says Loneliness”
“Bruises”
“Distance Makes Clean”
“The Promise”
“Alzheimer’s”
“The Pear”
“Sweater”
“For the Lobaria, Usnea …” (Called “For the Lichens” in table of contents)
“Love in August”
“Come, Thief”
“Shadow: An Assay”
“A Blessing for Wedding”
“All the Difficult Hours and Minutes”
“The Kind Man”
“Contentment”
“Three-Legged Blues”

If you have other poems you’d particularly like to discuss, please let me know! The discussion is free and open to people who write poetry and wish to discuss craft. We’ll meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the New England Room, Danforth Library, at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.

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