• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 05

Susan Fenimore Cooper

If you try to search for her
you’ll first find reference to her father,
for she was the daughter of a writer.

Caught in a wilderness where
she knew her place
she walked her land humbly
grateful of its grace.

With detailed observation
she upheld moral obligation
traversing with piety
for a sustainable society.

In Rural Hours of natural history
published with a pen of mystery
a hummingbird sang By a Lady.

If you search a little farther
you’ll find reference to her father
for he was the father of a writer.

The father of a daughter
with a name.