Who is May Swenson


May SwensonBornMay 28, 1913
Logan, UtahDiedDecember 4, 1989(1989-12-04) (aged 76)
Bethany Beach, DelawareOccupationPoet and Playwright, Chancellor of Academy of American Poets
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May Swenson Poems

  • Strawberrying
    My hands are murder-red. Many a plump head
    drops on the heap in the basket. Or, ripe
    to bursting, they might be hearts, matching
    the blackbirds's wing-fleck. Gripped to a reed ...
  • Feel Me
    â??Feel me to do right,â? our father said on his deathbed.
    We did not quite knowâ??in fact, not at allâ??what he meant.
    His last whisper was spent as through a slot in a wall.
    He left us a key, but how did it fit? â??Feel me ...
  • Landing On The Moon
    When in the mask of night there shone that cut,
    we were riddled. A probe reached down
    and stroked some nerve in us,
    as if the glint from a wizard's eye, of silver, ...
  • Fountains Of Aix
    Beards of water
    some of them have.
    Others are blowing whistles of water.
    Faces astonished that constant water ...
  • Bleeding
    Stop bleeding said the knife
    I would if I could said the cut.
    Stop bleeding you make me messy with the blood.
    I'm sorry said the cut. ...
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Carl Sandburg Poem
Baby Toes
 by Carl Sandburg

There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

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