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THE WORDby Maxine Kumin
Also by Maxine Kumin:
The Nuns of Childhood: Two Views (1992)
Continuum: A Love Poem (1980)
January 25th (1965)
An Audible Anthology
We ride up softly to the hidden
oval in the woods, a plateau rimmed
with wavy stands of gray birch and white pine,
my horse thinking his thoughts, happy
in the October dapple, and I thinking
mine-and-his, which is my prerogative,
both of us just in time to see a big doe
Come back! I want to call to her,
I want to tell her, Watch me
and how the vixen in the bottom meadow
Maxine Kumin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for her collection of poems Up Country. Her most recent volumes are Connecting the Dots (1996) and Selected Poems: 1960-1990 (1997).
Copyright © 1994 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; March 1994; The Word; Volume 273, No. 3; page 96.