Famed as a writer of prose, Haniel Long’s poetry was discovered almost twenty-one years after his death. In her introduction to this volume, his friend poet May Sarton wrote, “The tone can be wry; it can tease a little; there is often a smile hovering about as in Robert Frost, and you have to sense the smile to understand what is being said. It can be pretty tough. But the toughness is part of the music.”
Long, Haniel, "My Seasons" (1977). Ahsahta Press. 28.