I was going through all my old posts (over 450 of them – yikes!) in order to organize and archive them and found this gem from 5 and half years ago – I clearly like making collages with polaroid film! I fully admit that some old posts did not age well, but this one struck me the same as it did when I first put it up. Although it is boiling hot where I live right now, I reason that this poem doesn’t have a season: the mouse is always trying to find shelter from the elements be they hot or cold.
Text of the original post, with information about Lorine Niedecker below.
“Having spent most of her life in rural Wisconsin, Lorine Niedecker probably knew a thing or two about the cold. She wrote poetry starting probably in the late 1920s, but published only sporadically and with little recognition until the last decade of her life. She described her poems as “condensery” – this one certainly does have a distilled quality to it. Photos and composition by me. Have a great weekend!”