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My Friend Tree

My friend tree
I sawed you down
but I must attend
an older friend
the sun


From The Granite Pail: The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker published by North Point Press. Copyright © 1985 by the estate of Lorine Niedecker. Reprinted by permission of Cid Corman. All rights reserved.


Lorine Niedecker

Born on May 12, 1903, Lorine Niedecker's poetry has often been placed in the Imagist and Objectivist movements.

Date Published: 1985-01-01

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