Robert Morgan

  • Noble Metals

    The metals we call noble won’t. combine with other elements, don’t interact with water, air. Of course that means they don’t…

  • Ancient Script

    The crows in fields of snowy drifts. resemble black cuneiform, perhaps a poem from the time. of Sumer or Akkad, a song. of winter’s…

  • Aspen Song

    The sound of water in the air. cools even summer sunlight, as though the upland pasture. remembers oceans at this height. when even dirt and…

  • Maple Gall

    What looks at first like rotten fruit, hung round the maple’s slender trunk, we know’s a tortured cluster of. malignancies where cells grow…

  • Ironweed

    There is a shade of purple in. this flower near summer’s end that makes. you proud to be alive in such. a world, and thrilled to know the…

  • Fern Glade

    As wind stirs through an opening in woods, green feathers long as plumes on peacocks write.in pools of sunlight from the canopy. And what they…

  • October Crossing

    The woolly bears go cross the road, their backs of orange and black a sign. of winter’s length and strength to come. They inch across the lanes…

  • Squirt Gun

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) The orange see-through plastic makes. the gun at first appear red-hot. But water in the grip is…

  • The Grain of Sound

    THE GRAIN OF SOUND by Robert Morgan. A banjo maker in the mountains, when looking out for wood to carve. an instrument, will walk among. the…

  • GIRDLING

    Quicker than the felling of trees, a single ringing of the bark. above ground opened a wild grove. the first summer of settlement. As buds dried…

  • Option

    The groundhog den in the soft bank. always has a back door. And when. confronted by a terrier. tearing at the aproned entrance, the woodchuck…

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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