11 July 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 2

For You

I swear, friendship hangs on the hardest wind.

The moon is the friend of the earth

and the earth of the sun.

Strangers are not present. A wind

who loves to play in her invisible

garden is near.

We won't trouble her flowers,

believe me.

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 "For You" ran on July 11, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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