Late in the Day: Poems 2010–2014 - Ursula K. Le Guin


Mind draws the lines between the stars
that let the Eagle and the Swan
fly vast and bright and far
above the dark before the dawn.

Between two solitary minds
as far as Deneb from Altair,
love flings the unimaginable line
that marries fire to fire.

This short collection was my first encounter of Le Guin’s poetry. I enjoyed it. I liked how she tried different themes and different styles and structures.

Not all of the poems spoke to me, but some did, and that is all I look for.