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William Stafford - Graydigger's Home

Paw marks near one burrow show Graydigger
at home, I bend low, from down there swivel
my head, grasstop level--the world
goes on forever, the mountains a bigger
burrow, their snow like last winter. From a room
inside the world even the strongest wind
has a soft sound: a new house will hide
in the grass; footsteps are only the summer people.

The real estate agent is saying, "Utilities . . .
easy payments, a view." I see
my prints in the dirt. Out there
in the wind we talk about credit, security--
there on the bank by Graydigger's home.

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Poet: William Stafford
Poem: Graydigger's Home
Poem of the Day: Nov 10 2010

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 20th, 2013 at 9:27 PM.

KonQNv Thanks-a-mundo for the article.Thanks Again.

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Comment 1 of 2, added on April 11th, 2007 at 10:13 AM.

i love the thought that we "own" the land when all around us the the world and it's inhabitants know we can only share it.

marilyn mckinstry from United States

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