Happy (Belated) Poetry Month

Whee – just found out my poem (below) has been up at Sam’s Pizza on Main Street in my home town of Northampton MA since the beginning of April – as part of National Poetry week – which in Northampton extends well into May. Happy belated poetry month to all. Thanks to our Poet Laureate Rich Michaelson for including my work in this project. He arranged for dozens of poems to be posted in 30 or more restaurants all over the city. A lovely idea.

Work Break Morning Shift

Hands turning off an engine
fingers slipping out of work gloves
boots stepping from a dump truck
dew dampening the morning

Face soft with sleeping
robe loosely tied and yawning
whispering in the dim light
offering toast and coffee

Crows gathering in the front yard
pecking rows of green beans
strutting blue/black cawing
rhythm old as waking
seaming night to day


About sallybellerose

Author of The Girls Club, Bywater Press, spring 2011 http://amzn.to/apVqj1 writer gardener booklover
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4 Responses to Happy (Belated) Poetry Month

  1. Barrett says:

    very nice, Sally. A nice way to start the day!

  2. Thanks – I was thrilled to walk by and see my short poem in the local pizza place. Have a lovely day. Spring here – finally. ooosallyb

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