Nebraska

In 1921, Nebraska established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Twyla M. Hansen, who was appointed to a five-year term in 2013. Hansen is the author of five books of poetry, including Rock • Tree • Bird (The Backwaters Press, 2017).

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poems

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Alas, that June should come when thou didst go;
I think you passed each other on the way;
And seeing thee, the Summer loved thee so
That all her loveliness she gave away;
Her rare perfumes, in hawthorn boughs distilled,
Blushing, she in thy sweeter bosom left,
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A bitter doom they did upon her place:
She might not touch his hand nor see his face
The while he led her up from death and dreams
Into his world of bright Arcadian streams.
For all of him she yearned to touch and see,
Only the sweet ghost of his melody;