Mona Van Duyn (1921-2004)|
A QUIET AFTERNOON AT HOME
First Line: Not exactly disembodied, but speaking from no mouth,
Van Duyn was awarded the National Book Award in 1971, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1971,and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1991. In 1992 she was the first woman to be named Poet Laureate of the United States.
The above poem appeared in her award winning 1970 collection To See, To Take. As such, it is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder.It can be found in: