Water will be your solace now—
Not ocean wave, but rather how
The motion that makes each of us
That falls, and disappears, and trusts
And sun-filled morning, nothing will
Each droplet shining with a still,
Jared Carter’s Darkened Rooms of Summer was the first book selected for the Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series and was published in 2014 by the University of Nebraska Press. Carter lives in Indiana.