O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

American Life In Poetry

 

November 21, 2019

Minnesota has many fine writers, gathered together by a deep and trusting affection for one another. Freya Manfred has been an important part of that community for her entire life, having been brought up at the side of her father, Frederick Manfred, a master novelist of the American West. Here's a poem from Freya's new book from Red Dragonfly Press, Loon In Late November Water.

Old Friends

Old friends are a steady spring rain,

or late summer sunshine edging into fall,

or frosted leaves along a snowy path-

a voice for all seasons saying, I know you.

The older I grow, the more I fear I'll...



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