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POEM OF THE DAY - "After Years" by Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser is a contemporary American Poet born and raised in Nebraska.  He's the author of more than 10 Poetry Collections and numerous fiction and non-fiction books...his open, easy style is very spiritual in nature - a delight to read - easy to understand - and Kooser is adept at using irony to capture and delight the reader.  Kooser was appointed the 13th U. S. Poet Laureate - the ultimate honor..
Enjoy this Kooser poem!
After Years  
by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood on the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell. 

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