As regular readers know, I have been working on a Labor Day poem. Today, I decided to make some final edits and call the poem done. (I sometimes edit poems years later, however.) I have changed the name of the poem from “A Labor Day Lament” to “Labor Day Lament, 2011,” reflecting its contemporary references. I would like to thank reader Peter for his helpful comments, and I am dedicating the poem to Chuck Little, a former organist and choirmaster at my church and late husband of my friend Jane Little, who helped me work through the details of the poem. The two versions of the poem I posted on this blog can be found here and here. The new version can be found on Lionel Deimel’s Farrago here, along with additional commentary.
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