Poetry of Love, Resistance, & Solidarity

Stories? Here’s one: a Quinter girl, orphaned at birth
trails the thresher crew, naps under the cottonwoods,
awakens to crows and baskets of sandwiches.

In the wheat field haze of a winnowing fan
she reaches for the wind, draws back a stub.

The difficulty of living is in her stars:
she would be a nurse but marries an inventor
of flying machines, car coolers, and nightmare nights.

Through decades of drought and ominous weather
she feels each stab to the end of every finger.

— Pamela Yenser


Comments on: "37. To the Stars Through Difficulty: Pamela Yenser" (2)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Thanks for the comments. I’m fascinated by these developing stories of hardship.

  2. stunning….”through difficulties,” indeed.

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