The News from White Oak

Harold Branam

During Monday’s “Morning Edition,”

full of the world’s sound and fury,
my ninety-five-year-old

Appalachian mother called:

“The news from White Oak is

we had two inches of

snow over the weekend,

and my jonquils are blooming.”



Harold is a member of Savannah (GA) Monthly Meeting whose poems have been published in Friends Journal, Appalachian Journal, and read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac.