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Title First Line Original Publication Date Themes Republication Hearst Collections
1 After the Son Died The trees follow two sides of a square Poetry 1940 death, impermanence The Sun at Noon 29, Snake in the Strawberries 19.
2 Barns In November Along an empty road I watched the barns Poetry 1935 winter, harvest Country Men (1937) xxiv, (1938) 46, (1943) 54, Man and His Field 31, Snake in the Strawberries 8.
3 Behind the Stove It takes more than wind and sleet to Poetry 1965 affair, desire A Single Focus 48, Landmark and Other Poems 11.
4 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.
5 Clover Swaths My eyes are cloudy with death. Poetry 1932 youth, death College Eye, Iowa State Teachers College 12 July (1935) 2, Contemporary Iowa Poets Muscatine: The Prairie Press (1935) 2, Heartland: Poets of the Midwest 79, Late Harvest 71. Country Men (1937) xvi, (1938) 37, (1943) 44, Man and His Field 70, Snake in the Strawberries 15.
6 Fall Plowing The claim the stubble had no longer defends Poetry 1934 fall, death College Eye, Iowa State Teachers College 12 July (1935) 2 col. 3, Contemporary Iowa Poets Muscatine: The Prairie Press (1935) 27, Late Harvest 73. Country Men (1937) xiv, (1938) 36, (1943) 43, Man and His Field 30, Snake in the Strawberries 13.
7 False Warning The meadow has lost its features and the grove Poetry 1940 wilderness, winter A Single Focus 21.
8 The Fencerow A ripple of ground still show the line where Poetry 1942 division, memory Mid-Country. Ed. Lowry C. Wimberly. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (1945) 467. The Sun at Noon 38, Man and His Field 50, Snake in the Strawberries 20.
9 Forsythia You said, take a few dry Poetry 1965 flowers, surprise North American Review (1974) 31, The Iowan (Spring 1979) 20. A Single Focus 13, Snake in the Strawberries 36, The Good Earth 61.
10 Frost Though nothing came that could be heard Poetry 1930 fall, death Country Men (1937) iv, (1938) 20, (1943) 30, Man and His Field 43, Landmark and Other Poems 32.
11 The Grail The snow falls like flakes of light- Poetry 1935 faith, religion Country Men (1937) x, (1938) 30, (1943) 39, Man and His Field 42, Landmark and Other Poems 58.
12 Hard Way to Learn A trickle of water from Poetry 1979 farming, knowledge
13 Hen Pheasant Dusk fills the grove and seeps Poetry 1965 farming, birds A Single Focus 23.
14 Inquiry Now catch your breath and hear the softly rounded Poetry 1935 promise, resurrection America Is West Ed. John T. Flanagan. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota (1945) 309. Country Men (1937) ix, (1938) 28, (1943) 38, Landmark and Other Poems 45.
15 Landmark The road wound back among the hills of mind Poetry 1962 memory, impermanence 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. 364, The Iowan (Spring 1979) 17. Limited View 6, Landmark and Other Poems 7.
16 Limited View The clutter and ruck of the stubble publish the time Poetry 1962 farming, work "Tales of the Prairies" The Rotarian (Apr. 1963) 70, Heartland: Poets of the Midwest. 76, North American Review (1974), 27. Limited View 1, Snake in the Strawberries 32.
17 Morning Song I often think of night as a wave lifting me into the morning Poetry 1940 morning, love Man and His Field 54, Landmark and Other Poems 25.
18 No Nightingales, No Nymphs The imperatives of spring Poetry 1979 spring, work
19 The Oracle The oracle whose customer I am Poetry 1951 uncertainty, foretelling Snake in the Strawberries 23.
20 The Same in This As Other Lands He bows his head against the wind Poetry 1940 farming, work The Sun at Noon 31, Man and His Field 23, Landmark and Other Poems 58.
21 The Sun at Noon No country leads so softly to nowhere Poetry 1940 mortality, appreciation The Sun at Noon 9, Man and His Field 20.