|September 25, 1982
Thanks very much for your commentary
about the poems. I will let the letter cool
for a couple of days and then get the
poems out again.
In the meantime, here’s another one.
If you would respond to it sometime soon
I could get going on my October
I’m not sure what else I can send
along with it at this point, but
maybe something new will develop.
The writing grows regular now, thanks
to you, Jane and my afternoon teaching
P.S. Knowing Joey is at work on the manuscript
lifts my spirits hugely–as does your full
letter about the poems I sent!
THE ICE RETREATS IN SUTTON
Suddenly, the town
as it was before
the season of ice:
houses a century old
resting on stone–
and in the field,
taking the first
to shoulder, hay
still in their mouths.