Too green the springing April grass, Too blue the silver-speckled sky, For me to linger here, alas, While happy winds go laughing by, Wasting the golden hours indoors, Washing windows and scrubbing floors. Too wonderful the April night, Too faintly sweet the first May flowers, The stars too gloriously
In November 2013 Alice B. Fogel was appointed New Hampshire's state poet laureate; she will serve for five years. Fogel is the author of Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007). Fogel's newest book, “Interval: Poems Based upon Bach’s Goldberg Variations,” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, and is forthcoming from Schaffner Press.
In 2017 Mike Nelson was named the poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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