Diane is Rounding-up at Random Noodling today.
Last night snow came to New England. I’ll mark it with New Hampshire treasure and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall’s poem “Blue Snow”. Last week Hall, author of the classic Ox Cart Man, read from his latest book of poems, The Back Chamber. He says whereas lines of poetry used to descend like meteor showers, poems aren’t coming to him nowadays. Hall calls The Back Chamber his last book of poetry, but if another comes up, he’ll not hammer it down.
Pete Sullivan dropped by:
"Your barn needs work, and so do I."
Pete had the eye
To fix old boards with new
And keep the handy knotholes through
Which swallows flew.
Go to Poetry Daily to read the entire poem and another from Hall’s latest collection.
Here is a marvelous 3 minute video of Hall speaking from his home at Eagle Pond.
The Back Chamber; ISBN-13: 9780547645858