[1], Gilpin died on February 15, 2007 in Fairhope, Alabama, at age 56. It’s equal parts hopeful and heartbreaking! ( Log Out /  But tonight he is alive and in the north field with his mother. [1], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Laura_Gilpin_(poet)&oldid=952575955, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 April 2020, at 23:51. By Adam Ellis, based on Laura Gilpin’s Two-Headed Calf Share your thoughts! I go there to clear my mind and recharge. I suspect that packing such a powerful punch into a short poem requires nothing less than magical powers, however. She was a founding member of Planetree, which has been described as a "pioneering organization dedicated to humanizing patient care in hospitals". I love poems that make you pause and think. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Gilpin attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.. ( Log Out /  Isn’t that magical? Laura Gilpin (April 22, 1891 – November 30, 1979) was an American photographer known for her photographs of Native Americans, particularly the Navajo and Pueblo, and her Southwestern landscapes. Read all poems of Laura Gilpin and infos about Laura Gilpin. Laura Crafton Gilpin (1950–2007) was an American poet, nurse, and advocate for hospital reform. [1], In 1976, Gilpin was awarded the Walt Whitman Award by the Academy of American Poets for her book of poems titled The Hocus-Pocus of the Universe. View all posts by eytch. And as he stares into the sky, there are twice as many stars as usual. Her work was also published in the magazine Poetry. Below is a comic by Adam Ellis from Reddit, inspired by Gilpin’s magnificent poem. A poem by Laura Gilpin. Laura Gilpin (April 22, 1891 – November 30, 1979) was an American photographer known for her photographs of Native Americans, particularly the Navajo and Pueblo, and her Southwestern landscapes. Laura Gilpin’s Two-Headed Calf captures this in an arresting, seemingly effortless fashion. [2] Gilpin later wrote another book of poetry, titled The Weight of a Soul. Gilpin was born on October 10, 1950 to Robert Crafton Gilpin and Bertha Burghard. In such a fast-paced society, moments of deep reflection are as precious as gold. Gilpin was born on October 10, 1950 to Robert Crafton Gilpin and Bertha Burghard. [3] In 1981, Gilpin became a registered nurse. There is no comment submitted by members.. © Poems are the property of their respective owners. Below is a comic by Adam Ellis from Reddit, inspired by Gilpin’s magnificent poem. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Laura Gilpin’s Two-Headed Calf captures this in an arresting, seemingly effortless fashion. When I was fifteen, my mother’s best friend took me to a bookstore and let me select any book I wanted as a gift, and I had the good fortune to come across the humble and little-known anthology Fifty Years of American Poetry . There is no internet or cellphone signal but I mostly don’t mind. After all, countryside skies are filled with twice as many stars as city skies. Laura Gilpin poems, quotations and biography on Laura Gilpin poet page. Did this poem spark your imagination? They remind me of summers and Christmases spent at my grandmother’s remote rural hometown. Gilpin attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. ( Log Out /  The Two-headed Calf Tomorrow when the farm boys find this freak of nature they will wrap his body in newspaper and carry him to the museum. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Right now, my goal is to inspire and help others through my writing. ( Log Out /  Feel free to browse through my blog if you're interested in poetry, music, books, films, dramas, and living life with hope. Change ), Unforgettable poems: "The Raincoat" by Ada Limon, Let women write women: Ang Huling El Bimbo review, Unforgettable poems: "Two-Headed Calf" by Laura Gilpin. Poetry Monday : The Two-Headed Calf by Laura Gilpin What better way to start the week (and this blog) than with poetry? Come to think of it, my grandma’s hometown is my refuge. Gilpin was the daughter of Frank and Emma Gilpin. I suspect that packing such a powerful punch into a short poem requires nothing less than magical powers, however. In an interview she said her father was a friend of the great landscape ... more », Laura Gilpin - Laura Gilpin Poems - Poem Hunter. Ciao! Being different is one of the most difficult things to be on Earth. It is a perfect summer evening: the moon rising over the orchard, the wind in the grass. [4] Gilpin worked to develop and implement hospital care centered around patients. I'm H (eytch), a Filipina dreamer. She was selected by William Stafford. In 1976, Gilpin was awarded the Walt Whitman Award by the Academy of American Poets for her book of poems titled The Hocus-Pocus of the Universe.She was selected by William Stafford. Her father came from Philadelphia and was involved cattle ranching. As a city girl, I also appreciate poems set in the countryside. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.