Before Moving on to Plymouth from Cape Cod—1620

By Cheryl Savageau b. 1950 Cheryl Savageau

. . . for Donna and John


they find what looks like
a grave
what looks like a grave
a grave and they
dig it up
they find a grave
it looks like
a grave
and they dig
it up
they dig it up the grave
it looks like they
dig it up and
they dig it up and
it looks like
a grave and
they
dig it up

Cheryl Savageau, “Before Moving on to Plymouth from Cape Cod—1620” from Mother/Land. Copyright © 2006 by Cheryl Savageau. Reprinted by permission of Salt Publishing.

Source: Mother/Land (Salt Publishing, 2006)

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Poet Cheryl Savageau b. 1950

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Living, Death, Social Commentaries, History & Politics

Poetic Terms Free Verse

 Cheryl  Savageau

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Of Abenaki and French Canadian heritage, Cheryl Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. She graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and studied writing at the People’s Poets and Writers Workshop in Worcester. She is the author of the poetry collections Home Country (1992), Dirt Road Home: Poems (1995) nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Mother/Land (2006).
 
Savageau’s poetry retells Abenaki stories, . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Death, Social Commentaries, History & Politics

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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