Poem

By Ron Padgett b. 1942 Ron Padgett
I’m in the house.
It’s nice out: warm
sun on cold snow.
First day of   spring
or last of   winter.
My legs run down
the stairs and out
the door, my top
half   here typing

NOTES: This poem originally appeared in "Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy," by Lemony Snicket.

“Poem” is reprinted by permission of Coffee House Press.

Source: Poetry (September 2013).

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This poem originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Poetry magazine

September 2013

Biography

Poet, editor, and translator Ron Padgett was born in 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a high-school student he founded the avant-garde literary journal The White Dove Review with his friends and fellow students Joe Brainard and Dick Gallup. Soliciting and publishing work from poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Robert Creeley, the magazine ran for five issues. Padgett moved to New York City in 1960 to attend Columbia College. Awarded a . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Nature, Spring, Winter, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD New York School (2nd Generation)

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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