Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley Poems

1. Mowing 6/9/2016
2. Soundings 6/9/2016
3. After a Rainstorm 2/2/2018
4. Anatomy of Melancholy 2/2/2018
5. Earthly Meditations 2/2/2018
6. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 2/2/2018
7. Human Knowledge 2/2/2018
8. Kissing a Horse 2/2/2018
9. A Lock of Her Hair 2/2/2018
10. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 2/2/2018
11. Mowing 2/2/2018
12. Soundings 2/2/2018
13. Nuthatch Sitting on a Bear's Nose 2/2/2018
14. Short Answer: Mishap With a Nail Gun 2/2/2018
15. Neigh 2/2/2018
16. Potato 2/2/2018
17. Gallop 2/2/2018
18. Accounting 2/2/2018
19. A Lock of Her Hair 6/9/2016
20. After a Rainstorm 6/9/2016
21. Anatomy of Melancholy 6/9/2016
23. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 6/9/2016
24. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 6/9/2016
25. Kissing A Horse 1/23/2015
26. The Other World 1/13/2003

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The Other World

So here is the old buck
who all winter long
had traveled with the does
and yearlings, with the fawns
just past their spots,
and who had hung back,
walking where the others had walked,
eating what they had left,
and who had struck now and then
a pose against the wind,
against a twig-snap or the way
the light came slinking
among the trees.

Here is the mangled ear
and the twisted, hindering leg.
Here, already bearing him away
among the last drifts of snow
and the nightly hard ...

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Kissing A Horse

Of the two spoiled, barn-sour geldings
we owned that year, it was Red—
skittish and prone to explode
even at fourteen years—who'd let me
hold to my face his own: the massive labyrinthine
caverns of the nostrils, the broad plain
up the head to the eyes. He'd let me stroke
his coarse chin whiskers and take
his soft meaty underlip

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