Maxine Kumin, “Nurture” from Selected Poems 1960-1990. Copyright © 1989 by Maxine Kumin. Reprinted with the permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. This selection may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Source: Poetry (October 1987).
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