Published on 15 February 2019
Here is an early poem …
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ALL-WHERE AIR BINDS AND LOOSENS
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works
Few of us found it
less knew he had it
enjoined unbidden and fled equally unwilled.
Of a steel-bright morn-end
scarecrow wavered in the corn field, watching
Blue sun sliced straw fingers
painted eyes kissed pained air
one shoe moulded a wet home for field mice.
Then the fervid disc in soft alleviation lowered :
Greenness. More corn, more crow grown bold.
Two shoes, the field mouse
straw hand comforting
All-where air binds and loosens.
none refusing dispersal.
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Image: “Millipede,” by Alice B. Clagett, late 1900s, CC BY-SA 4.0
Alice B. Clagett
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