PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Mark FordLetters And So It Goes
Letters from Young Mr Grace
(aka John Ashbery)

(PN Review 239)
Henry Kingon Toby Martinez de las Rivas
(PN Review 244)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Jamie OsbornIn conversation with Sasha Dugdale
(PN Review 240)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PN Review Blog
Monthly Carcanet Books
Next Issue Vahni Capildeo The Boisterous Weeping of Margery Kempe Paul Muldoon The Fly Sinead Morrissey Put Off That Mask Jane Yeh Three Poems Sarah Rothenberg Poetry and Music: Exile and Return

This poem is taken from PN Review 249, Volume 46 Number 1, September - October 2019.

Ten Poems Lesley Harrison
from Lorine Niedecker’s letters to Louis Zukofsky, 1931–1970, edited by Jenny Penberthy (CUP, 1993)

April :
a cold clear morning
in the north woods

here in the
loquacious interior

a library of bird songs
at ordinary speed.

eyes to the ground

equisteum, algae
fine-haired weeds and mediaeval ferns

old tapestries of
dried moss

and creeping fleur de lys,
fungal, illumined.

Searching, please wait... animated waiting image