Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review of "Prairie Spring" by Willa Cather

"Prairie Spring" by Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Cather (1873 - 1947) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on December 29, 2013.  The poem was first published in 1913 as a prologue to her novel O Pioneers!  A link to the poem may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23824?utm_source=PAD%3A+Prairie+Spring+by+Willa+Cather&utm_campaign=poemaday_122913&utm_medium=email

I was reminded of Walt Whitman's poetry as I read "Prairie Spring."  The poem is at its core a modern "list" poem but with rich imagery of the midwest.  It may also be read as a hymn to Youth.


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