Last night when my work was done,
And my estranged hands
Were becoming mutually interested
In such forgotten things as pulses,
I looked out of a window
Into a glittering night sky.
I began to feather-stitch a ring around the moon.
Hazel Hall was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in1886. She published three books of poetry during her career: Curtains, Walkers, and Cry of Time. She was much- loved in her lifelong home state of Oregon; the Oregon Book Award is named jointly for Hall and poet William Stafford. Hall died in Portland, Oregon in 1924.