Kate Northrop Poems

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1.
Affair With Various Endings

I. Kempton, Pennsylvania


Perhaps the last of the light
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2.
Hiding

—to my sister

Because the moon in late October made landmarks glow: the broken
gate, our yard
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3.
The Visitor

Down the hill, in the field of sweet alfalfa, they're
freezing each other, the children

playing tag and I'm up at the house, I'm
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4.
Iowa &Amp; Other Accidents

There was snow that afternoon covering the road
which twisted toward the secret
of water, the mysterious surge
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5.
The Dead

Their reward is
they become innocent again,

and when they reappear in memory
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6.
Late Aubade &Amp; Explanation

Once in a field, in a wide rising stretch of paintbrush
& purple vetch, we stuck down

a tent, like punctuation, and drank through the evening
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7.
Unfinished Landscape With A Dog

Not much of a dog yet,
that smudge in the distance, beyond the reach

of focus. It's just an impressionist
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8.
The Geranium

How can you stand it—looking at things?
For example, the geranium

out on the patio, the single pink
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