Sydney Lea


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Bio: Sydney Leaís most recent collection of nonfiction is A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife (Skyhorse, 2013), and his latest volume of poetry is I Was Thinking of Beauty (Four Way Books, 2013). He is poet laureate of Vermont.

Sydney's Blogs

October Moon on Lake
I have seen too many such moon-rises in seven decades to write a poem about this one. But isnít that what Iíve always done? Perhaps, yet I wonít write it, with its reference to Selena or to some familiar musical standard--"That Old Devil Moon,Ē say--or whatever. To imagine such allusions is to feel self-contempt, as if I had written about butterflies as tokens of fragility.
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