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Raymond Knister (1899-1932)

Plowman's Song


              1Turn under, plow,
              2My trouble;
              3Turn under griefs
              4And stubble.

              5Turn mouse's nest,
              6Gnawing years;
              7Old roots up
              8For new love's tears.

              9Turn, plow, the clods
            10For new thunder.
            11Turn under, plow,
            12Turn under.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of Raymond Knister, ed. Dorothy Livesay (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1949): 26. PS 8521 N567A17 1949 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1949
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/27

Rhyme: abcb


Other poems by Raymond Knister