Quote for Today: Lorine Niedecker

© Stuart Richards with CCLicense
© Stuart Richards with CCLicense

I rose from marsh mud,

algae, equisetum, willows,

sweet green, noisy

birds and frogs

to see her wed in the rich

rich silence of the church,

the little white slave-girl

in her diamond fronds.

© Evelyn Simak with CCLicense
© Evelyn Simak with CCLicense

In aisle and arch

the satin secret collects.

United for life to serve

silver. Possessed.

Lorine Niedecker

2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Lorine Niedecker

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      Thank you! it walks the edge of serious and playful beautifully, doesn’t it?

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