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Title First Line Original Publication Date Themes Republication Hearst Collections
51 Birth Pains I do not remember birth pains The New Renaissance 1978 morning, birth
52 Birthplace This is the heart of the farm where I was born, Limited View 1962 memory, home Snake in the Strawberries 30. Limited View 42, The Good Earth 58.
53 Bitter Taste I ate the sour grapes and tried Kansas Quarterly 1971 anger, nature
54 The Blame It is difficult to explain Kansas Quarterly 1970 affair, regret Shaken by Leaf-Fall 62, Snake in the Strawberries 71.
55 Blue Again We saw the horizon with stubborn clutch Country Men 1937 weather, clouds
56 Bluejay Into the calm of morning as stone breaks Poetry Now 1976 birds, hunting Proved by Trial 15.
57 Bluejay and I The bluejay perches on the Spectrum, the Richmond Tri-Annual Review 1969 birds, work
58 The Body Of One Glad that at last the litter and waste of winter, Midland 1931 spring, rain Country Men (1937) xxviii, (1938) 50, (1943) 57. Landmark and Other Poems 37 (as "Let It Come Down")
59 Book of the Mind Chilled and seared by the weather Planting Red Geraniums: Discovered Poems of James Hearst 2017 introspection, thoughts Planting Red Geraniums 22
60 Born Again He woke up when she died, Poetry Now 1976 loss, death
61 Born Each Morning What a shocking way to enter the world, Colorado Quarterly 1977 morning, birth Snake in the Strawberries 89.
62 Bound to Happen At the haybarn's peak where New England Review 1981 aging, animals
63 Boundary Lines The dog has a squirrel up a tree. American Prefaces 1940 fear, animals The Sun at Noon 19, Snake in the Strawberries 21.
64 Bowed Strength The winter sun had set A Single Focus 1967 winter, resilience A Single Focus 64.
65 The Burden Apple bloom spread on the orchard floor, Midland 1926 blossoming, nature Country Men (1937) xxx.
66 Buried Seeds The buried seeds drink up the snow New York Herald Tribune 1964 nature, spring A Single Focus 43.
67 Burn the Cocoons The sun waits in the sky for me Poetry 1944 farming, planting Heartland: Poets of the Midwest 81. Man and His Field 47, Landmark and Other Poems 41.
68 Burning a Dead Heifer This body burning here is not the fire I'd choose, Man and His Field 1951 death, animals Man and His Field 63.
69 But the Earth Abides The windmill squeaks, flaps broken vanes, Snake in the Strawberries 1979 renewal, entropy Snake in the Strawberries 9.
70 Calendar's Mischief A day of shock, America 1977 time, seasons Snake in the Strawberries 78.
71 The Call The call burst into the room Cardinal Poetry Quarterly 1968 birds, destruction
72 The Captain Ashore I know a man whose twisted wife New York Herald Tribune 1964 greed, respect
73 Castrating the Pigs It always seemed to be a rainy day Poetry Now 1980 animals, masculinity
74 Caveat Emptor I meant to take a quiet walk Inserat Groteski 1971 ownership, wilderness
75 Celebration of Losers This morning the roadway lacks friends, North Country 1977 regret, failure