McNair to Hall: September 25, 1982

Letter from McNair to Hall, September 25, 1982, Page 1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire

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September 25, 1982

Dear Don,

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

More thanks!



P.S. Knowing Joey is at work on the manuscript
lifts my spirits hugely–as does your full
letter about the poems I sent!


Suddenly, the town
as it was before
the season of ice:

trees, deeper
than anyone
can remember,

houses a century old
resting on stone–
and in the field,

taking the first
sun, two
lost Buicks

standing shoulder
to shoulder, hay
still in their mouths.