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The Meadow

Half the day lost, staring
at this window. I wanted to know
just one true thing

about the soul, but I left thinking
for thought, and now -
two inches of snow have fallen

over the meadow. Where did I go,
how long was I out looking
for you?, who would never leave me,
my withness, my here.

—Kate Knapp Johnson

from Wind Somewhere, and Shade, 2001
Miami University Press, Oxford, Ohio

Copyright 2001 by Kate Knapp Johnson.
All rights reserved.

Reprinted by permission of Miami University Press from Wind Somewhere, and Shade. Copyright 2001 by Kate Knapp Johnson. For further permissions information, contact James Reiss, English Dept., Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.

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Kate Knapp Johnson is the author of three poetry collections, including Wind Somewhere, and Shade (Miami University Press, 2001). She is on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College where she teaches courses on poetry.

Learn more about Kate Knapp Johnson at Sarah Lawrence College.