A Goldenrod Will Grow
Youthful, lyrical love poems to the earth.
Poet James Wright said, "There is a secret and proficient music in these poems that sings to itself, like the lake in Minnesota which the French mistranslated Lac Qui Parle, 'the lake that speaks,' after the Sioux for so long had been calling it 'the lake that whispers to itself.' This poet listens to herself. She hears the earth itself. Her approach to the earth is so patient and true that, I believe, her response to it, and to herself, will go on blossoming and blossoming. I can hear in her poems something that will outblossom hell itself and help us all to turn it back into earth again. I welcome these poems as I welcome spring."
Ed. James D. Thueson, Groveland Press, Minneapolis, MN, hardcover 1971, softcover 1975 and 1994. 64 pgs.