Ted Kooser

(Ames, Iowa)

In January Poem by Ted Kooser


Only one cell in the frozen hive of night
is lit, or so it seems to us:
this Vietnamese café, with its oily light,
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Comments about this poem (In January by Ted Kooser )

  • Bronze Star - 2,231 Points john tiong chunghoo (9/24/2006 4:20:00 AM)

    dear ted, this is the haiku to your poem:

    night
    the shimmer of the city
    in the river (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 41 Points Percy Dovetonsils (1/29/2005 1:38:00 PM)

    Haiku-like. 'the wintry city creaks like an ancient wooden bridge' is spot on. The syllables somehow sound like the thing they are talking about. This must be one of his best. (Report) Reply

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