Jeanne Murray Walker

Jeanne Murray Walker

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Jeanne Murray Walker
Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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Jeanne Murray Walker (born May 27, 1944) is an American poet and playwright.
Jeanne Murray was born on May 27, 1944 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of John Gerald and Erna Murray.[1] In 1965, she won the Atlantic Monthly Award for both fiction and Poetry and was named the Atlantic Monthly Scholar at Bread Loaf School of English.[2] She ...
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Staying Power
Like Gorky, I sometimes follow my doubts
outside to the yard and question the sky,
longing to have the fight settled, thinking
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2.
Studying Physics with My Daughter
For years now I have heard the cracking of my memory,
reluctantly falling apart like an ancient building.
At first a little cement dust,
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3.
Birthday
It was years before I grasped how if I wrote it,
no one would believe me, how the phone rang
as I was getting dressed, as I was listening
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4.
Geese, Tree, Apple, Leaves
Suppose you're blind, and so you can't see
the broken necklace of geese sailing the sky,
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November, Two AM
All night the caution light blinks
in the mountains. Through the wilds
of Pennsylvania in the blueblack night,
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