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Title First Line Original Publicationsort descending Date Themes Republication Hearst Collections
1 Farmer to His Son
2 Let it Come Down Glad that at last the litter and waster of winter,
3 The Sage and the Stones His Neighbors farmed
4 Many Hens Do Not Make Light Work The drake has too many hens disinterest, birds North American Review (1974) 36. Limited View 31, Snake in the Strawberries 28.
5 Now I Hear This Your Honor, she cried, I need help. 1982
6 Apparition in the Afternoon The telephone lies in its incubator. 1979
7 Not the Day to Listen This nifty gent with a spry tongue 1986 death, work A Country Man 40.
8 Stranger Following his father's footsteps The Sun at Noon 1943 retirement, alienation The Sun at Noon 26, Snake in the Strawberries 21.
9 Logician Pete Everson was called four-eyed Pete The Sun at Noon 1943 infidelity, strategy North American Review (1974) 37. The Sun at Noon 27, Landmark and other Poems 16.
10 Homesickness Marie Summers took a course in Commercial The Sun at Noon 1943 cities, alienation The Sun at Noon 28, Snake in the Strawberries 19.
11 Good Friday My neighbor plants potatoes on Good Friday The Sun at Noon 1943 superstition, tradition The Sun at Noon 11, Landmark and Other Poems 50.
12 The Young Old-Timer His hands seek each other under his overall bib The Sun at Noon 1943 farming, resentment North American Review (1974) 32. The Sun at Noon 12, Landmark and Other Poems 44.
13 Snake in the Strawberries This lovely girl dressed in lambswool thoughts The Sun at Noon 1943 disaster, innocence University of Kansas Review 11 (Autumn 1944) 45, Midwest 7 (Spring 1964) vi, Heartland: Poets of the Midwest 77, Interpreting Literature. 4th Ed. K. L. Knickerbocker and H. W. Reninger, eds. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. 268, Interpreting Li Man and His Field 64, Shaken by Leaf-fall 72, Snake in the Strawberries 57, The Good Earth 54.
14 The Vine His wife and young son in his heart, the future riding his shoulders The Sun at Noon 1943 farming, nature The Sun at Noon 14, Man and His Field 39, Snake in the Strawberries 18.
15 Stolid Farmer to His Son Choose your wife for straight legs and an honest tongue. The Sun at Noon 1943 wisdom, knowledge North American Review (1974) 28.
16 The Old Dog The old dog waits patiently for death The Sun at Noon 1943 death North American Review (1974) 23. The Sun at Noon 17, Landmark and Other Poems 47.
17 Guarding the Fire The wind throws snow at the window The Sun at Noon 1943 imagination, alienation
18 Choosing The stolid farmer took his hoe The Sun at Noon 1943 farming, choice The Sun at Noon 18, Landmark and Other Poems 50, Man and His Field 33.
19 Spring Barnyard Pigeons circle the wet glossy mud The Sun at Noon 1943 animals, materiality The Sun at Noon 37.
20 Between Snow and Stars The sun trips and falls headlong down the sky The Sun at Noon 1943 animals, farming Late Harvest 75. The Sun at Noon 20, Man and His Field 44, Landmark and Other Poems 42.
21 The Other Land The strength and persuasion of the long slow turning The Sun at Noon 1943 seasons, divinity The Sun at Noon 22.
22 Time Like a Hand The hardware merchant reaches back for the past The Sun at Noon 1943 aging, alienation North American Review (1974) 35. The Sun at Noon 22, Snake in the Strawberries 21.
23 The Neighborhood The neighborhood has a mind and heart of its own The Sun at Noon 1943 secrecy, community The Sun at Noon 24, Snake in the Strawberries 20.
24 Free Man Hans Karen and debt were old friends until 1932 The Sun at Noon 1943 debt, money North American Review (1974) 31. The Sun at Noon 25, Landmark and other Poems 16.
25 Cry Shame Stones outlast weather, America 1969 war, farming Voyages to the Inland Sea, II 42. Snake in the Strawberries 55.

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