‘Burning Oak, November’ by Joyce Carol Oates

‘Burning Oak, November’

by Joyce Carol Oates

“Yesterday, the sky in mute
horizontal swaths, air
almost too thick to breathe.
We found the stump of an old oak, man-…”

You can read the complete poem here. Joyce Carol Oates was born on this day in 1938, you can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.

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