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“What would they say if they knew / I sit for two months on six lines / of poetry?”
“Popcorn-can cover / screwed to the wall / over a hole / so the cold / can't mouse in.”
“Grandfather / advised me: / Learn a trade / I learned / to sit at desk / and condense / No layoff / from this / condensery.”
“I met him / We were thick / We said good-bye / on The Passing Years / River.”
“Smile / to see the lake / lay / the still sky / And / out for an easy / make / the dragonfly.”
“Ah your face / but it's whether / you can keep me warm.”
“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, U.S. poet
(1903 - 1970)
Full name: Lorine Faith Niedecker.