December 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ted Kooser was born in Ames in 1939 and graduated from Iowa State University. He served as US Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006 and currently edits the weekly newspaper series “American Life in Poetry.” He has published many books over the past four decades and has been awarded numerous literary honors. In 2005 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Delights and Shadows.


In late November, 
I found, in a bare
forsythia bush,
a bird nest woven
of pin oak leaves,
a rattly little thing
too loose for eggs
or so I thought,
but in it, like baby birds,
were curled a few
brown pin oak leaves
the winter sky
was feeding.

Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · December 2010 · Poetry

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  • 1 josephdavidsoukup // Jan 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I wish to meet this man someday and drink a bit of coffee with him!

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