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Title First Line Original Publication Date Themes Republicationsort descending Hearst Collections
1 Moment Like Love To see the shine, the glimmer of light, Meanjin Quarterly 1970 love, time
2 Virgin Prairie This old squaw of a prairie South Dakota Review 1974 Indians, reflection Shaken by Leaf-Fall 28, Snake in the Strawberries 68, Landmark and Other Poems 46.
3 It Might Save Us What they had in common The Complete Poetry of James Hearst 2001 neighbors, relationships
4 Random Thoughts Our plan of life together A Country Man 1993 death, loss A Country Man 56.
5 Sap's Rise The creek retreats from flood rage see "The Face of Things" 1970 spring, renewal Landmark and Other Poems 27.
6 Seeding The morning sun looks in on me Midland 1932 farming, planting Country Men (1937) xxii, (1938) 44 (1943) 51, Man and His Field 45.
7 Improve the View Why don't you decorate Nebraska Review 1981 religion, mortality
8 Celebration of Losers This morning the roadway lacks friends, North Country 1977 regret, failure
9 Echoes of Memory A birthday card from you today A Country Man 1993 love, longing A Country Man 23.
10 And Some Seed Fell You think because you own the ground The Complete Poetry of James Hearst 2001 farming, knowledge
11 Grandfather and the Evangelist A tent with a platform and with folding chairs, Snake in the Strawberries 1979 religion, experience Snake in the Strawberries 6.
12 After Snowfall Sky smooth as a country New Jersey Poetry Journal 1982 winter, farming
13 Homecoming So let's knock off for the day, I said, Shaken by Leaf-Fall 1976 farming, home Shaken by Leaf-Fall 39.
14 Vacation Cottage Dandelion clumps flourish Poet Lore 1971 order, repression
15 Each to Its Own Purpose They said, don't use words Yankee Magazine 1975 poetry, language Proved by Trial 13, Snake in the Strawberries 94.
16 Giant Fear The day overwhelmed him with its size, Cloud Marauder 1968 obligation, overwhelmed
17 The Well By accident one day I found a well, Iowa English Yearbook 1961 water, restoration Limited View 40.
18 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.
19 Walls My terrace wall dropped Yankee Magazine 1982 ownership, division
20 Fear of Renewal Snow rotted at the sun's touch, Chicago Tribune Magazine 1968 seasons, loneliness Shaken by Leaf-Fall 57.
21 Alive and Well Don't fill the kitchen pot Great Lakes Review 1977 winter, perseverance Snake in the Strawberries 96.
22 Wish for a Season Today you said you would not sigh South Dakota Review 1969 winter, longing
23 The Flower The afternoon bent over Shaken by Leaf-Fall 1976 love, flowers Shaken by Leaf-Fall 15.
24 The Cricket If the sparrows would stop Educational Leadership 1959 noise, happiness
25 March Mourning The late snow is a fungus Man and His Field 1951 snow, death Man and His Field 57.