Ted Kooser

(Ames, Iowa)

Ted Kooser Poems

1. A Letter In October 4/8/2015
2. Porch Swing in September -new- 4/22/2015
3. A Happy Birthday 12/3/2014
4. In January 1/13/2003
5. Flying At Night 4/1/2004
6. Selecting A Reader 1/13/2003
7. After Years 1/13/2003
8. A Birthday Poem 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Ted Kooser

A Birthday Poem

Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come
with his bucket
for the foamy white light,
and then a long day in the pasture.
I too spend my days grazing,
feasting on every green moment
till darkness calls,
and with the others
I walk away into the night,
swinging the little tin bell
of my name.

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