“Easy (Does It?)” by Muriel Nelson (Poetry ’96)

Poetry alumn Muriel Nelson was recently featured in The Christian Century. Read an excerpt from “Easy (Does It?)” below:

Easy (Does It?)

Gifts for the gods my PT calls the lifts my shoulders won’t do
while our honeysuckle grows buds and does it,
pink hands full of honey—See!

I try and try to be a “real soprano” with high notes
full and glorious. When I rest for a moment
the toddler next door warbles an octave above.

Continue reading here:  Muriel Nelson | The Christian Century