9 July 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 2

First Snow

The flurries begin

whitening the strip

of grass.

Our lack

of speech:

the crows


the air.

About the author:

Rustin Larson's poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, the Iowa Review, North American Review, Poetry East, the Atlanta Review, and other magazines. Crazy Star (Loess Hills Books, 2005) is his latest collection. A five-time Pushcart nominee, and graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing, Larson was an Iowa Poet at the Des Moines National Poetry Festival in 2002 and 2004 and has been highlighted on the public radio programs "Live from Prairie Lights" and "Voices from the Prairie." He lives in Fairfield, Iowa.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Rustin Larson at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 2, where "First Snow" ran on July 9, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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