Today's poem is "One Hundredth Anniversary Edition of 'Birches'"

from River Styx

Richard Cecil is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Twenty First Century Blues (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004). He teaches at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Other poems by Richard Cecil in Verse Daily:
February 27, 2009:   "Intelligent Design" "Before I bought my Code-a-Phone I wondered..."
March 30, 2007:   "The Efficacy of Prayer" "Yes, but however hard they pray..."
November 1, 2005:   "My Personal Theory of Evolution" " No sea-view condos under half a million..."
February 25, 2003:  "Fame and Fortune Cookie" "'You've got talent but you lack ambition'..."

Books by Richard Cecil:

Other poems on the web by Richard Cecil:
Three poems
"My Place in Hell"
Thirteen poems
"Caliban and Ariel"
"Shakespeare's Last Poem"

Richard Cecil's Website.

About River Styx:

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Other poems from River Styx in Verse Daily:
November 16, 2013:   "Bon Fire" by Chris Mattingly
July 5, 2013:   "Song of the Jellyfish" by Lee Upton
August 11, 2010:   "Stone Seeking Warmth" by Stephen Dunn
August 9, 2010:   "Puffer Fish" by Charles Harper Webb
July 2, 2009:   "How to Sleep" by Dorianne Laux
August 2, 2008:   "Sunset Knoll" by George Bilgere
July 7, 2007:   "G Is for Not Just One George" by Mary Jo Bang
January 7, 2007:   "G Is for Not Just One George" by Mary Jo Bang
January 3, 2007:   "God's Ode to Creation" by Maura Stanton
July 23, 2006:   "The Devil's Trill" by Timothy Liu
July 18, 2006:   "The Fern Seed" by Cecily Parks
January 25, 2006:   "Single-Lens Reflex" by Debra Kang Dean
January 12, 2006:   "Becoming Involved" by Elizabeth Rees
June 2, 2005:  "Eighty From Seventy-Eight" by William Gass
May 31, 2005:  "Maybe" Myrna Stone
May 30, 2005:  "Chum" Lucia Perillo
July 2, 2004:  "In Ambient Light" by Greg Rappleye
June 30, 2004:  "Darwin Enters the City of His Birth" by Melanie Dusseau
September 4, 2003:  "Luxembourg howtosleeps at Twilight" by James Doyle
September 3, 2003:  "Thank You" by Molly Peacock
March 7, 2003:  "Love, with Trees and Lightning" by Catie Rosemurgy
March 6, 2003:  "A Leopard Hanging in a Tree" by Eric Rawson
March 3, 2003:  "Waiting With a Stranger" by David Simpson
February 25, 2003:  "Fame and Fortune Cookie" by Richard Cecil
December 6, 2002:  Small Ghost Poem by Lawrence Raab
December 4, 2002:  Bride by Jeanne Marie Beaumont
September 16, 2002:  "Advertisement for the Ford Explorer" by David Roderick
July 27, 2002:  "Heroic Roses" by Elton Glaser

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