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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

Thinking For Berky

In the late night listening from bed
I have joined the ambulance or the patrol
screaming toward some drama, the kind of end
that Berky must have some day, if she isn't dead.

The wildest of all, her father and mother cruel,
farming out there beyond the old stone quarry
where highschool lovers parked their lurching cars,
Berky learned to love in that dark school.

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