30 Days of Poetry Love – Rita Dove

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Happy day twelve!

This week’s featured poetess is Rita Dove. And the poem I’m sharing today is “Fox.” The poem had me with the beginning lines:


She knew what

she was and so

was capable

of anything


could imagine.


And then blew me away and smiling, with the last lines of the poem:


which was enough

for her,

which was more

than any man

could handle.
You can read the full poem at the Poetry Foundation.

I tried to find a reciting of the poem by Rita Dove herself, alas I couldn’t.



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