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Poem of the Week: “Again” by Kerry Hardie

This poem by Kerry Hardie is from The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry. The best part of winter is knowing that spring must come “again,” and the bad weather and cold temperatures must come to an end. Today on March 1st, we say, “Here’s to Spring!”


Spring comes roundly,
as the round calls of pigeons
in the early morning.

March is starry with celandines.
Catkins hang
in falls of yellow rain.

In unleafed woods
the beer-brown pools stretch creaturely
as hares in the clean light.

–Kerry Hardie, from The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry (2011)

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