The Old Poet

Lola Haskins


I follow the dark
that spirals

down the mountain.  
A single star

hangs above me. The night
is glowing

and very cold.


Lola Haskins’ work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. Her most recent (14th) book is How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar, 2016). She is currently serving as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. Other honors include the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEAs, two Florida Book Awards, four Florida state arts fellowships, and the Emily Dickinson prize from the Poetry Society of America. For more information, please visit