Friday, February 02, 2007

Bloggers Silent Poetry Reading

First Lesson by Philip Booth

Lie back, daughter, let your head
be tipped back in the cup of my hand.
Gently, and I will hold you. Spread
your arms wide, lie out on the stream
and look high at the gulls. A dead-
man's-float is face down. You will dive
and swim soon enough where this tidewater
ebbs to the sea. Daughter, believe
me, when you tire on the long thrash
to your island, lie up, and survive.
As you float now, where I held you
and let go, remember when fear
cramps your heart what I told you:
lie gently and wide to the light-year
stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.

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Blogger Beth S. said...

Nice one.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Oooh, tingles. Lovely choice.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Lovely poem.

12:41 PM  
Blogger deborah oak said...

gorgeous. If not already on it, please consider listing on
there's a growing record of who posted poems and links to all the blogs. yours is great!

7:07 PM  

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