Where I Live (Hardcover)

New & Selected Poems 1990-2010

By Maxine Kumin

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393076493, 235pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

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from "The Taste of Apple"
I could hardly see as he hoisted the great swaying body aloft
and bore it across the road to the hole and in the cold dark I poured
a libation of apple juice for the earth to welcome his corpse--
some drops spilled on his chestnut flank and some dribbled
on his cheek and splashed onto his yellow teeth as he lay
deep on one side and my hand shook--I could hardly see--
rocking my grief back and forth over this kind death
the taste of apple wasting in his mouth.