Ted Kooser

(Ames, Iowa)

Ted Kooser Poems

1. At the Cancer Clinic 10/16/2015
2. Abandoned Farmhouse 3/16/2016
3. Porch Swing in September 4/22/2015
4. A Letter In October 4/8/2015
5. A Happy Birthday 12/3/2014
6. Late February 7/13/2015
7. In January 1/13/2003
8. Selecting A Reader 1/13/2003
9. Flying At Night 4/1/2004
10. A Birthday Poem 1/13/2003
11. After Years 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Ted Kooser

After Years

Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood on the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.

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