Poetry Friday Right Here!
Happy Poetry Friday!
I've been re-reading Words with Wrinkled Knees: Animal Poems, an old collection by Barbara Juster Esbensen (who also wrote one of my favorite poetry collections ever, Swing Around the Sun). Here's one poem I love:
You must read
this word under water
wavering nets of cool
A vertical word
with its fragile head blown
from glass a curled tail
beneath The eyes serious
almost have lashes blink
No one races here no crowds cheer
gentle upright swims
toward us We can barely hear
--Barbara Juster Esbensen, all rights reserved
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