Today's poem is "The First Owner of This Book Says Its Story "
from Salt Moons: Poems 1981-2016

Salmon Poetry

Lex Runciman has lived most of his life in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Along the way, he worked as warehouseman, shipping-receiving clerk, and a stacker in a box mill. Holder of graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Utah, he taught for eleven years at Oregon State University and for twenty-four years at Linfield College, where he twice received the Edith Green Award for teaching excellence.

Other poems by Lex Runciman in Verse Daily:
May 23, 2015:   "Saturday" "Light squares the windows...."
September 26, 2014:   "'How can we live in this fear?'" "Clouds may drift from the west...."
April 17, 2010:   "In Snow Fog" "Cedars lust for definition...."

Books by Lex Runciman:

Other poems on the web by Lex Runciman:
Two poems
Three poems
"The Joy of Human Faces"
"Fathers and Infants"
"What Can and Cannot Be Done"
Three poems
"Equatorial Waters"
Four poems
Three poems
"Old Light of Stars"
"Head Is All Heart Has"
"Jerome, Arizona"
"'Joy Cometh in the Morning'"

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