Molly Fisk

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Molly Fisk (born Mary Elizabeth Fisk, July 16, 1955) is an American poet and radio commentator. She has been teaching writing since 1994 and running the on-line workshop Poetry Boot Camp since 2001. Her most recent book is Blow-Drying a Chicken: Observations from a Working Poet.

Originally from San Francisco, Fisk earned her B.A. cum laude from Radcliffe College/ Harvard University in ... more »

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Winter Sun

How valuable it is in these short days,
threading through empty maple branches,
the lacy-needled sugar pines.

Its glint off sheets of ice tells the story
of Death's brightness, her bitter cold.

We can make do with so little, just the hint
of warmth, the slanted light.

The way we stand there, soaking in it,
mittened fingers reaching.

And how carefully we gather what we can
to offer later, in darkness, one body to another.

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