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Edith Henrich

Edith Henrich was born in New Jersey and educated at Barnard. Her poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.


Whether Like Deer or Like Bird

Spring 1946 | Poetry

Whether like a deer lightly on talented feet,
scholar of brambles, incredible racer of meadows,
intuitive knower of leaves and the leaves’ shadows,
antlered with boughs to disguise the shallow retreat,—