The poem above, titled “a moment, ” is by Tingyu Liu. It begins
this morning I caught
your breath beneath my ribs
and relearned how to breathe…”
I snapped the image on a fast walk in the Boston area back in May; poem makers are encouraged to send in their works in some communities! Yours? How about that for a nudge? Your poem on a sidewalk!
I have to ask.
Would your poem be concrete?
If your village or city offers a similar program, I’d like to know. It sounds like a form of poem-publishing (is etching on a sidewalk, publishing?) that would be wonderful to experience. I would advocate it especially for young poets.
Next time here at Bookseedstudio, I expect to have original poetry to share again. Today I do my offer original words in prose, as published under my byline in Florida’s Capitol city newspaper.
My hubby & I observe a ritual of retrieving the paper
from the end of our drive every morning.
Do you? What is it named? (The paper – but if you name your drive, say so, too!)
One in our state (Florida) was once called the Playground Daily News.
Ours is the Tallahassee Democrat. We love this newspaper for many reasons.
A big glimmer about the paper for us is that bringing it in,
to read with morning tea or coffee,
sends me schlepping outside in the morning dark to
commune with the setting moon and even to visit planets and stars. Are you outside at those hours,
collecting a newspaper, too?
Before my book-writing days, I met deadlines at this newspaper. And it remains dear dear dear, to me.