Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!


Today’s poem is from Adrienne Rich’s book of poems titled Midnight Salvage.


For an Anniversary



The wing of the osprey lifted

over the nest on Tomales Bay

into fog and difficult gust

raking treetops from Inverness Ridge on over

The left wing shouldered into protective

gesture the left wing we thought broken


and the young beneath in the windy nest

creaking there in their hunger

and the tides beseeching, besieging

the bay in its ruined languor



This book can be found in the Island Free Library collection, upstairs under call number 811.54 RIC.
Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!