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Literary Hook: A poem for those who have endured this brutal winter

March 2, 2011

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

Here is an interesting poem that can be understood both literally and symbolically. Carol Fox, the author, is a retired educator, state librarian, mother and grandmother, as well as a member of the Tuesday Writers. It’s a good poem for those of us who have endured this particularly brutal winter. Enjoy!

Old Fox

I do not worry about truth
Or wonder at my wasted youth
Or pray my life will stricken be
Of listlessness and misery
I stand and hope
I will endure
The cold of winter
Stark and pure
Then press the snow
Beneath my feet
And trot along
My lonely street

Christine Swanberg has published about 300 poems in 70 journals and anthologies. An interview with her appears in the 2008 Poet’s Market. She is available for mentoring through Jane’s Stories Foundation.

From the March 2-8, 2011, issue

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