Poetry Friday today is hosted today by Carol Wilcox at Carol’s Corner. The first of June evokes such good memories doesn’t it? Thank you Carol!
I’ve posted two times in recent weeks about the geography of place and the importance of its integration in numerous areas in the classroom, including the social studies of course, but also in all kinds of writing—fiction, poetry and memoir. Then yesterday I received my online Orion magazine and there were three poems about place. One is about the prairie. I wish I had known it when Tabatha asked some of us to write about a beloved fictional character and choose several poems that character might like. A favorite writer of mine is Willa Cather, whose work I reread, especially My Ántonia. Ántonia Shimerda is a favorite character and I know she would love this poem, as I do.
The poem is
Prairie, Under Full Moon
In the blooming period, everywhere is open. Winds make you arrive where you do not want to go.
Disrupt the Sequence of the hours.
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Eva Hooker is professor of English and writer in residence at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. When I researched her, I found that she is a nun, named Sister Eva Mary, and her poems have appeared in The New England Review, AGNI, Terrain.org, and other publications.