Our Sunday Poem today is "A Leaf, a Hare" by Rebecca Dunham, reflecting on the state of Odysseus' marriage to Penelope upon his return from his epic journey. It comes from the Verse Daily website, reprinted from Dunham's collection The Miniature Room.
Dunham received her PhD in creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is now Assistant Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. Her awards include the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship, the 2005 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and a 2005 Academy of American Poets Prize.
The picture at the top of this post is "Penelope and the Suitors" by JW Waterhouse.