Today's poem is "Heat Lightning"

from Smartish Pace

Ted Kooser is Poet Laureate of the United States. Delights & Shadows (Copper Canyon, 2004) is the most recent of his ten books of poetry.

Other poems by Ted Kooser in Verse Daily:
December 15, 2004:  "Nestling Robins" "In the crabapple tree by the side porch..."
May 25, 2004:  "Student" "The green shell of his backpack makes him lean..."
May 10, 2004:  "Walking on Tiptoe" "Long ago we quit lifting our heels..."
April 20, 2003:  "While my bowl is still half full..." with Jim Harrison "you can eat out of it too..."
July 29, 2002:  "Coyotes" "My pup steps to the edge / of the light..."

Other poems from Smartish Pace in Verse Daily:
August 30, 2004:  "Without Mythologies" by Henry Weinfield
August 29, 2004:  "Fifty-Fifty" by Patricia Clark
August 23, 2004:  "Olivia Between Acts" by Stuart Lishan
August 21, 2004:  "Garden" by Theodore Worozbyt
January 8, 2004:  "Missouri River" by Lawrence Revard
January 7, 2004:  "Pontoon Pantoum #505" by Kathy Fagan
January 5, 2004:  "The Fool Card" by Annie Finch
July 30, 2003:  "The Fruit Thereof" by William Wenthe
July 29, 2003:  "Slow Leak" by Ellen Doré Watson
July 28, 2003:  "Poor Excuses" by Andi Werblin
December 1, 2002:  Squirrel Hunting by Edmund August
November 30, 2002:  49 Views of Childhood by Bin Ramke
November 28, 2002:  The Birdhouse by Greg Williamson
November 26, 2002:  A Letter from Mama (1916-1999) by Marilyn Nelson

About Smartish Pace:
Poets in this issue: Daniel Groves, Alec MacGillis, Catherine Pierce, Priscilla Atkins, Daniel Tobin, Anna Ziegler, Richard Jones, Todd McKinney, Bill Brown, Amaranth Borsuk, Kyle Thompson, Debora Greger, John Hollander, Chezia Thompson, Cager, David Rivard, Eliot Khalil Wilson, Daniel Mark Epstein, Sarah Kennedy, Brian Brodeur, R. M. Ryan, Heather Hartley, Rafael Campo, Marina Tsvetaeva, Megan Snyder-Camp, Fredrick Zydek, Paul Gasbarra, Sarah Wolfson, Peggy Hapke Lewis, Michele Reese, Rangi McNeil, Ted Kooser, Robert Morgan, Heather Sellers, Madeleine Mysko, Rae Gouirand, Sarah White, Tobias Seamon, Stephen Wiest, Dorothy Barresi, Michael Burkard, Claudia Emerson, Lois W. Parker, Bronwen Butter Newcott, Matthias Goeritz, Brigette Oleschinski, Joachim Sartorius, Ulrike Draesner, Lutz Seiler, Anne Duden, Jurgen Theobaldy, Andrew Shields, Susan Bernofsky

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