“Provincial Thought”

Warren Wilson faculty member Maurice Manning’s poem is up at the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Provincial Thought

We get things in our head, a sort
of wonder I suppose, a notion,
about where to stand on the hill to see
the white blur of a steeple eight
or maybe ten miles away
at the center of a country town
whose school has been consolidated,
and the little country store, where news
and gossip spread around and maybe
a local discovery was claimed
by one of the loafers there, is closed...[Keep Reading]…

Maurice is the author of The Common Man (2010, Houghton Mifflin).


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