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William Stafford

(January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993 / Kansas)

Poems of William Stafford

21. Lit Instructor 1/13/2003
22. Monuments For A Friendly Girl At A Tenth Grade Party 4/15/2010
23. Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing 1/13/2003
24. Objector 1/13/2003
25. One Home 4/15/2010
26. Passing Remark 4/15/2010
27. Remembering Mountain Men 1/13/2003
28. Report To Crazy Horse 4/15/2010
29. Returned To Say 1/13/2003
30. Security 1/13/2003
31. The Light By The Barn 1/13/2003
32. The Well Rising 4/15/2010
33. Thinking For Berky 1/13/2003
34. This Life 1/13/2003
35. Traveling Through The Dark 1/13/2003
36. Waking at 3 a.m. 1/13/2003
37. Walking West 4/15/2010
38. When I Met My Muse 1/13/2003
39. With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach 1/20/2003

Assurance

You will never be alone, you hear so deep
a sound when autumn comes. Yellow
pulls across the hills and thrums,
or the silence after lightening before it says
its names- and then the clouds' wide-mouthed
apologies. You were aimed from birth:
you will never be alone. Rain
will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon,
long aisles- you never heard so deep a sound,

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