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May Swenson - The Woods At Night

The binocular owl,
fastened to a limb
like a lantern
all night long,

sees where all
the other birds sleep:
towhee under leaves,
titmouse deep

in a twighouse,
sapsucker gripped
to a knothole lip,
redwing in the reeds,

swallow in the willow,
flicker in the oak -
but cannot see poor
whippoorwill

under the hill
in deadbrush nest,
who's awake, too -
with stricken eye

flayed by the moon
her brindled breast
repeats, repeats, repeats its plea
for cruelty.

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Poet: May Swenson
Poem: The Woods At Night

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Comment 1 of 3, added on December 16th, 2008 at 11:24 AM.

I knew a lady named May Swenson in the 1960s
who lived here in State College, Pa, USA.
I cut her lawn and did her flower beds and she
invited me inside for tea as a teenager.
IF ANYONE CAN CONFIRM THAT SHE DID LIVE IN AMERICA
IN STATE COLLEG, PA IN THE 1960S PLEASE E-MAIL ME
AT wff2@psu.edu. She was a kind and gentle person.

Wayne Freed from United States

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