May Swenson

(May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989 / Utah)

May Swenson Poems

1. Fountains Of Aix 4/1/2010
2. The Lowering 4/1/2010
3. The James Bond Movie 4/1/2010
4. Sleeping With Boa 4/1/2010
5. That The Soul May Wax Plump 1/20/2003
6. Motherhood 4/1/2010
7. October 4/1/2010
8. Staying At Ed's Place 4/1/2010
9. Landing On The Moon 4/1/2010
10. Feel Like A Bird 1/20/2015
11. Feel Me 4/1/2010
12. The Tall Figures Of Giacometti 4/1/2010
13. Cardinal Ideograms 4/1/2010
14. 7 Days On The Sea 4/1/2010
15. Little Lion Face 1/20/2003
16. Kiwi 4/1/2010
17. The Shape Of Death 4/1/2010
18. Blue 1/20/2003
19. The Woods At Night 1/13/2003
20. Women 4/1/2010
21. Bleeding 4/1/2010
22. Analysis Of Baseball 4/1/2010
23. Water Picture 1/20/2003
24. Question 1/13/2003
25. Strawberrying 12/15/2014
Best Poem of May Swenson

Strawberrying

My hands are murder-red. Many a plump head
drops on the heap in the basket. Or, ripe
to bursting, they might be hearts, matching
the blackbirds's wing-fleck. Gripped to a reed
he shrieks his ko-ka-ree in the next field.
He's left his peck in some juicy cheeks, when
at first blush and mostly white, they showed
streaks of sweetness to the marauder.

We're picking near the shore, the morning
sunny, a slight wind moving rough-veined leaves
our hands rumple among. Fingers find by feel
the ready fruit in clusters. Here and there,
their squishy wounds....Flesh ...

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Question

Body my house
my horse my hound
what will I do
when you are fallen

Where will I sleep
How will I ride
What will I hunt

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