|Vintage Colorado Poetry
Poem of the Week
2 Laureates / 2 Poems
September 27, 2004
|Round by Mary Crow,
Colorado Poet Laureate
|Ted Kooser is the Poet Laureate of the United States.|
The plains ignore us,
but these mountains listen,
an audience of thousands
holding its breath
in each rock. Climbing,
we pick our way
over the skulls of small talk.
On the prairies below us,
the grass leans this way and that
words fly away like corn shucks
over the fields.
Here, lost in a mountain's
attention, there's nothing to say.
Reprinted from Sure Signs: New and Selected
Poems by Ted Kooser. University of Pittsburgh Press,
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1980. Copyright (c) 1980, Ted
Kooser. Used with the author's permission.
|Pikes Peak. Photo credit: Dick Miller.|
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