PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
PNR266 Now Available
The latest issue of PN Review is now available to read online. read more
Most Read... Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Tim Parksin conversation with Natalia Ginzburg
(PN Review 49)
M. Wynn ThomasThe Other Side of the Hedge
(PN Review 239)
Jamie OsbornIn conversation with Sasha Dugdale
(PN Review 240)
Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing ‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing
(PN Review 236)
Next Issue Stav Poleg Running Between Languages Jeffrey Meyers on Mr W.H. (Auden) Miles Burrows The Critic as Cleaning Lady Timothy Ades translates Brecht, Karen Leeder translates Ulrike Almut Sandig
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PNR 250 Poetry Archive Banner
PN Review New Issue

This poem is taken from PN Review 257, Volume 47 Number 3, January - February 2021.

Four Poems Nina Bogin
What Remains

Buried in weeds, dried by summer heat,
a baby hawk with perfect feathers, talons, beak.

A snail shell whose snail has left.
Under the eaves, an abandoned nest.

Bits of china in the upturned soil –
half a pink flower from the rim of a bowl.

Heart-shaped fossils for our rock collection.
Straw hats from a carefree season.

Knife blades worn to a sliver.
My grandmother’s tarnished silver.

Blue bellflowers on a bamboo fan
brought back from your time in Japan.

On the mailbox of my new home,
your name still written beside my own.

Spring Cleaning

Searching, please wait... animated waiting image