“The Meadow” by Kate Knapp Johnson
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
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.
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About the Poet
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.