She Gave Back to Him
she gave back to him the trinkets
and their little earthen house in the sun
every folded page of spring and summer
all the pretty names of love
blame it on a heaven
that would not rain in its season
blame it on famine
blame it on time
no one can make it rain when it will not
Source text: Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth.
Robin Turner makes her home in Dallas, Texas, where she brings creative writing workshops to schools, museums, youth shelters, and community centers. She also serves as an online writing guide to homeschooled teens. Her work has most recently appeared in Anima Poetry, Red River Review, and Referential Magazine.