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Lorine Niedecker

  • What would they say if they knew / I sit for two months on six lines / of poetry?

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "In the great snowfall before the bomb," The Granite Pail ()
  • Popcorn-can cover / screwed to the wall / over a hole / so the cold / can't mouse in.

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Popcorn-can cover," The Granite Pail ()
  • Grandfather / advised me: / Learn a trade / I learned / to sit at desk / and condense / No layoff / from this / condensery.

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Poet's work," The Granite Pail ()
  • I met him / We were thick / We said good-bye / on The Passing Years / River.

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Traces of living things," The Granite Pail ()
  • Smile / to see the lake / lay / the still sky / And / out for an easy / make / the dragonfly.

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Traces of living things," The Granite Pail ()
  • Ah your face / but it's whether / you can keep me warm.

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Fall," The Granite Pail ()
  • We are gawks / lusting / after wild orchids / Wait! What's this? — / sign: / Flowers / loveliest / where they grow / Love them enjoy them / and leave them so / Let's go!

    • Lorine Niedecker,
    • "Wintergreen Ridge," The Granite Pail ()

Lorine Niedecker, U.S. poet

(1903 - 1970)

Full name: Lorine Faith Niedecker.