Today's poem is "Another Spring"
from Listening Long and Late

University of Pittsburgh Press

Peter Everwine is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Collecting the Animals, which won the Lamont Poetry Prize (now the James Laughlin Award). He retired from California State University, Fresno, in 1992.

Other poems by Peter Everwine in Verse Daily:
March 26, 2004:  "The Heart" "...like a deer's footprint, smoothing..."

Books by Peter Everwine:

Other poems on the web by Peter Everwine:
Five poems
"The Rag Rug"
"Back from the Fields"
"Aubade in Autumn"
Three Poems
Two Poems
"Back from the Fields"

Peter Everwine's Website.

About Listening Long and Late:

"What a rich array of music lies within Listening Long and Late. With refreshing authenticity, Everwine weds playfulness to practice, lyricism to narrative, pathos to the ordinary. Indeed, he has listened ‘long and late’ to the music of such venerable masters as Tu Fu, the hidden genius on the street, and the anonymous Aztec poets of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Everwine writes with the same ‘deified heart’ that divines the mystery of his quotidian subjects in a language that is at once plain and poetic. His own work seamlessly segues into his translations from the Hebrew and Nahuatl, as if all the poems belonged to the same poet, which they in fact do, as the glorious multitudes of Peter Everwine, one of the masters of our age."
—Chard deNiord

"The poems in Peter Everwine’s Listening Long and Late are woven out of memory and mystery, with surprising translations from the Nahuatl and Hebrew. Everwine is a faithful listener, always keeping ‘one ear cocked for the unsayable.’ These elegiac poems murmur and sing and celebrate the most humble creatures among us."
—Anne Marie Macari

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