Today's poem is "Mrs. Cavendish and the Learning Curve"

from Five Points

Stephen Dunn is the author of seventeen books of poetry, including the recent Lines of Defense (Norton). His book Different Hours was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He lives in Forstburg, Maryland.

Other poems by Stephen Dunn in Verse Daily:
April 14, 2011:   "The Crowd at the Gates" "The crowd had gathered by the gates...."
August 11, 2010:   "Stone Seeking Warmth" "Look, it's usually not a good idea..."
February 28, 2007:   "Ode to a Heart Loser" "You need not lead with your heart..."
October 22, 2006:   "The Whiner's Progress" " Snow was falling, the temperature too...."
February 11, 2005:  "Cruelties" "When Peter Lorre, Casablanca?s pathetic, good-hearted man..."
October 26, 2004:  "The Waiting" "I waited for you calmly, with infinite patience...."

Books by Stephen Dunn:

Other poems on the web by Stephen Dunn:
"The Imagined"
"Oklahoma City"
"Leaving the Empty Room"
"Each From Different Heights"
Three poems
Nine poems
"Talk to God"
"A Secret Life"
"If a Clown"
Three poems

Stephen Dunn's Website.

Stephen Dunn according to Wikipedia.

About Five Points:

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Other poems by Five Points in Verse Daily:
March 30, 2015:   "Passing Phase" by Stephen Dunn
November 9, 2013:   "The Rescue" by Chelsea Rathburn
February 7, 2011:   "Casals" by Gerald Stern
September 8, 2010:   "Converted Church" by Medbh McGuckian
December 15, 2009:   "The Opening" by Philip Schultz
May 14, 2009:   "Contentment" by Jane Hirshfield
May 12, 2009:   "Storm Catechism" by Kim Addonizio
November 19, 2008:   "Guess Work" by Christopher Buckley
November 18, 2008:   "When I Was the Muse" by Kate Daniels
November 17, 2008:   "Dog & Father" by Sam Pereira
May 26, 2008:   "Death by Wind" by Gerald Stern
November 11, 2007:   "Disciplines" by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks
November 7, 2007:   "Heart Poem" by Mary Oliver
November 5, 2007:   "Easeful Death" by Kim Addonizio
March 18, 2006:   "After a Month of Rain" by Linda Pastan
October 28, 2005:   "Gone" by Malena Mörling
October 27, 2005:   "Fears" Rodney Jones
October 26, 2005:   "Flamingo Film" Dave Smith
October 24, 2005:   "October Storm" David Baker
May 8, 2005:  "Riding" Robert W. Hill
May 5, 2005:  "Vessel" Cecily Parks
May 2, 2005:  "Heavenly" Mary Oliver
October 23, 2004:  "Unsound Ship" by Medbh McGuckian
September 19, 2003:  "No Shelter" by Ann Townsend

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