I revisited The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton

‘The Last Sturgeon’ is the best poem addressing the question posed in all but words by Robert Frost’s Ovenbird- what to make of a diminished thing- and like the roots in reverse we have the motif of the tributary in Steven Heighton’s poem- the sources are smaller and colder and scattered and yet it widens and warms and empties in the ocean 

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