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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