Nature Writing

With this pen manu-
factured in the works
of Monsieur Lépine
in the Jura Alps,
that I bought in Boston,
I write this down
on yellow paper,
then with scissors
cut it to slivers
I wad and wedge
in my backyard hedge
in Lubbock, Texas,
where kingbird,
robin and sparrow
take them in beaks
to feather their nests.

William Wenthe

William Wenthe

William Wenthe has received awards from the NEA, Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. His most recent book is God's Foolishness (LSU Press). His poems are recently or forthcoming in AGNI, Plume, Georgia Review, Threepenny Review, and others.
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William Wenthe has received awards from the NEA, Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. His most recent book is God's Foolishness (LSU Press). His poems are recently or forthcoming in AGNI, Plume, Georgia Review, Threepenny Review, and others.