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Field in Summer

Field in Summer

Meena Alexander

I had a simple childhood,
A mother and father to take care of me,
no war at my doorstep.

Stones
sang canticles in my mouth
as darkness rose.

Love, love where are they gone?
Father, mother, ink dark stars,
singing stones.


Prairie Schooner, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Spring 2004), p. 187