from Spring Psalter

By Nate Pritts b. 1974 Nate Pritts
Darling, I leave you the forever unblooming
            twig half-sunk in spring mud & the Nature that allows
            such delicate & lasting atrocity.
 
Darling, darling, darling: my voice is a branch that would reach.
 
I leave you the ragged sky, once full of cloud & now
            not. I leave you these things just as I leave
 
you: graceful passage from one something to the next.
            Darling, even in this my voice dissipates
 
into hush & whiffs of light, sun-thrown, hurtle into the ground.

Nate Pritts, "from Spring Psalter" from The Wonderfull Yeare (a shepherd’s calendar). Copyright © 2009 by Nate Pritts.  Reprinted by permission of Cooper Dillon Books. www.cooperdillon.com

Source: The Wonderfull Yeare (a shepherd’s calendar) (Cooper Dillon Books, 2009)

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Poet Nate Pritts b. 1974

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Living, Separation & Divorce, Relationships, Love, Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals, Weather, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Break-ups & Vexed Love

Poetic Terms Pastoral

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Founder and editor of H_NGM_N literary journal and H_NGM_N BKS, Nate Pritts was born in Syracuse, New York. He earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College in 2000 and a PhD in creative writing and British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in 2003. His full-length collections of poetry include Sensational Spectacular (2007), Honorary Astronaut (2008), and The Wonderfull Yeare: a shepherd’s calendar (2010), Big . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Separation & Divorce, Relationships, Love, Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals, Weather, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Break-ups & Vexed Love

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Poetic Terms Pastoral

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