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The sunlight
that the tree soaked up
for all those years

the logs give back
in the hearth.
Where we sit through

the long winter months,
a small blazing
patch of summer.

By Frederick Smock

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Frederick Smock is Associate Professor of English at Bellarmine University, in Louisville, Kentucky. He has published four collections of poetry with Larkspur Press, with individual poems in The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, etc. His other books include Pax Intrantibus: A Meditation on the Poetry of Thomas Merton and Poetry & Compassion: Essays on Art & Craft. These poems are from a manuscript, The Bounteous World.

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