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A Saturday Woman Poet, Mona Van Duyn.

The  Mona Van Duyn Poem that I am adding today is from The Making of a Sonnet, edited by Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland. I will be adding in here a link to an online page of Van Duyn poety from Modern American Poets the Amazon Link to her collected poems and a Wikipedia page about the poet. A selection of Mona van Duyn’s online poetry is available here . There follows  a brief excerpt from Letter from a Father , Bet you’d never guess the sparrow I’ve got here, House Sparrow you wrote, but I have Fox Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows, Pine Woods and Tree and Chipping and White Throat and White Crowned Sparrows. I have six Cardinals, three pairs, they come at early morning and night, the males at the feeder and on the ground the females.   from Modern American Poetry ,  Mona Van Duyn online Poems. Double Sonnet for Minimalists.   The spiral shell apes creamhorns of smog, Dalmatian, quenelle or frosted hedgehog, yet its obsessed by a single thought that its inner guest is strictly taught. …