The Magnolia State's poet laureate -- a lifetime post -- is Winifred Hamrick Farrar, who began her appointment in 1978. She is co-author of a book called "Poems Past Eighty."
I couldn't find any poems by Farrar on the web, so here is an imagery poem about the Mississippi River.
|On the Mississippi|
|by Hamlin Garland|
Through wild and tangled forests The broad, unhasting river flows-- Spotted with rain-drops, gray with night; Upon its curving breast there goes A lonely steamboat's larboard light, A blood-red star against the shadowy oaks; Noiseless as a ghost, through greenish gleam
Read the rest at the Academy of American Poets.
I did find something while researching Farrar. A group of state
poets laureate have started a blog, United Poets Laureate.
Check it out!