Friday, February 02, 2007

Bloggers (silent) Poetry Reading

Second Annual Brigid in Cyberspace Poetry Reading

WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading
WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2007
WHERE: Your blog
WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day
HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.

Intrigued by the thought of helping create a cyberweb of poetry. (You can thank me later for not inflicting poetry of my own into space!)

From my most favorite writer, my daughter...

After Training Wheels

unseasonable january saturday
black non-deadbeat non-absent father
in stocking cap and overstuffed jacket
trails daughter on bike
hand bracing her small of back
pushing then lifting then letting go

she collapses at the bottom of the hill in heap

later leaving the park
I see the family homing, too,
father up ahead carrying the pink and purple bike
with its gay betraying streamers
little girl scowling
glowing old kneepads over jeans
scunned palms

mother calling out from behind,
insisting to those closed ears,
how you learn!

~Stephani Nola~

1 comment:

Stephani with no E said...

Beautiful Poem from another Stephani with no E.