Poem: Evenin’ by Robert Knapp

Poem: Evenin' by Robert Knapp

Night drops down with usual clam.
The peaceful night birds cry.
The whippoorwill reiterates song,
Natures own sweet lullaby.

An owl hoots, from his lofty perch,
A hungry coyote whines,
Nocturnal animals in search,
Make chills go up one’s spine.

Goodman Park, Peshtigo River, Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin 2006 by Lorelle VanFossenThe Old Moon rises o’er the hill
Sends shadows every where,
Seems aid to night folks, greatly skilled,
On land and in the air.

A Pine Snake slithers towards a frog.
The lightning bugs are blinkin’,
Somewhere the baying o a dog,
The hungry coyotes slink in.

Tis night time, and it’s summer,
In Wisconsin state so fair,
Most flowers closed in slumber,
Evening breezes cool the air.

Sleepy rivers keep on travelin’
Babbling o’er rocks, big and small,
Never seems to quit unravelin’,
Causes wonder for us all.

December 9, 1964

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Robert F. Knapp (1913-1994)

About Robert F. Knapp (1913-1994)

Robert F. Knapp was born Wausaukee, Wisconsin, in 1913, and moved with his family to the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s. His father, James Asa Knapp Jr., worked in the logging camps and rarely spent much time with his eight children. Eventually, James and the children's mother, Emma Beatrice Primley, divorced and Emma packed up the family and headed west. Robert grew up working odd jobs in logging camps, railroad camps, on farms, and taking what work could come his way until finding steady work and a home with his wife, Evelyn, in Monroe and Lake Stevens, Washington. He had four children and many grandchildren. Robert left behind a legacy of stories and poems written for a creative writing class throughout 1960-1980, writing of life growing up in Northern Wisconsin and the struggles to find work with a huge family to support through the Depression. Permission to reprint this has been graciously granted by the family of Robert F. Knapp with the hope that you will enjoy reading about the life and times of this amazing man.
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