Marileta Robinson

Overachiever

This is a LIST POEM, the outrageous kind of list a dragon would keep.  What kind of list would a bear make before going to sleep for the winter? What kind of list would an astronaut make for “Things to Do on the Moon”? What kind of list would you like to make?  

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Antoine the Anteater

This poem began because I had a feeling that I wanted to write about ants, and took notes as ideas and pictures appeared in my head. “Vacuum cleaner” led to “hose of a nose.” Sometimes rhymes suggest ideas, too.  “Post mortem” led to “snort ’em.”  I was happy with my PORTRAIT of an anteater, one […]

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