Sonoma Fire

By Jane Hirshfield b. 1953 Jane Hirshfield Read the Q & A
Large moon the deep orange of embers.  
Also the scent.
The griefs of others—beautiful, at a distance.

Source: Poetry (December 2010).

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This poem originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of Poetry magazine

December 2010
 Jane  Hirshfield

Biography

Award-winning poet, essayist, and translator Jane Hirshfield is the author of several collections of verse, including Come, Thief (2011), After (2006), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize, and Given Sugar, Given Salt (2001), a finalist for the National Book Critics Award, among others. Hirshfield has also translated the work of early women poets in collections such as The Ink Dark Moon: Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Sorrow & Grieving, Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals

Poetic Terms Aphorism, Free Verse

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