A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser

A Birthday Poem

Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come
with his bucket
for the foamy white light,
and then a long day in the pasture.
I too spend my days grazing,
feasting on every green moment
till darkness calls,
and with the others
I walk away into the night,
swinging the little tin bell
of my name

Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser
Born: 25 April 1939, Iowa, USA
Nationality: American

Kooser is a poet and served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2006.He was one of the first poet laureates to be chosen from the Great Plains and is best known for his conversation style of verse. Born in Iowa, USA, he is the former Vice President of Lincoln Benefit Life, an insurance company, and lives in Nebraska. Writing for 90 minutes a day before work by the time he retired Kooser had published seven books of poetry

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