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Meredith Davies Hadaway

[Gone]

Aquatic by Amanda Snyder

Gone, the red-winged
blackbirds that perched
on slender stalks along
the river’s edge. Now
when wind ripples
the grasses, it’s only
the wind.

 

About the writer:
Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Small Craft Warning, a collaborative volume with artist Marcy Dunn Ramsey. Her previous collection, At the Narrows, was winner of the Delmarva Book Prize. She is currently the Sophie Kerr Poet-in-Residence at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Image: Aquatic by Amanda Snyder (1894-1980). Encaustic on paper. No size specified. 1960. Public domain.

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