Today's poem is "Lament"

from Rivendell

Betsy Sholl currently teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Main and in the MFA program in creative writing at Vermont College. Sholl earned her Master's in English at the University of Rochester (Woodrow Wilson Fellowship) and her MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College. She is the author of six books, including the Red Line, Don't Explain and Late Psalm. In March 2006, Betsy Sholl was chosen to be the Poet Laureate of Maine, a five-year position named by the governor.

Other poems by Betsy Sholl in Verse Daily:
January 16, 2007:   "Bass Line" " He needs a bigger body, bull fiddle..."
July 18, 2005:   "A Little Traveling Music" "Like its first three notes, rising to beg..."
February 18, 2005:  "Angel of Dissent" "The young man's story was set on a cliff..."
December 14, 2004:  "The Tortoise" "An apartment collapse in Turkey, the rise..."
January 16, 2004:  "Two Poems" "Wharves with their warehouses sagging..."
April 17, 2003:  "Here" "Wharves with their warehouses sagging..."

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Other poems from Rivendell in Verse Daily:
April 17, 2003:  "Here" by Betsy Sholl
April 16, 2003:  "Envoy" by Cleopatra Mathis
April 15, 2003:  "Puzzled Dust" by Walter Clark

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