DPF / Nye

For worry over the little ones, be they boys, girls, or baby goats, from poetryfoundation.org.

from 300 Goats / by Naomi Shihab Nye

Another frigid night swooping down —
Aren’t you worried about them? I ask my friend,
who lives by herself on the ranch of goats,
far from here near the town of Ozona.

DPF / Lasky

For Sunday babies, from poetryfoundation.org. My apologies to the line breaks and punctuation, if line breaks and punctuation there are; I have only the audio, and the audio is here:

from The Birth / by Dorothea Lasky, b. 1978

And I say, “No, no, my baby, my baby.” They say,
“Yes, yes, look at your beautiful baby.”

DPF / Angelou

More silence for Ms. Angelou, once silent for years, but now forever not. With all her words scattered near and far and everywhere translated in between, never ever silent forever. And, more here:

from Kin / by Maya Angelou b. 1928

I will remember silent walks in
Southern woods and long talks
In low voices

DPF / Moore

More on silence. Or, “Moore” on silence. No Marianne Moore yet?! Fathers and daughters: here’s a quote from her father, below. More/Moore here:

from Silence / by Marianne Moore b. 1887

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence, but restraint.”