Monday, April 21, 2014
Subway Poems by New Yorkers and National Poetry Month
I hope you've popped over to Hedgehog Lover, my other blog, for a poem a day during National Poetry Month.
Here is a poem from 365 Days Subway: Poems by New Yorkers. Be sure to visit that website — it's amazing.
An Unexpected Poem: Jeremy S
4/5 to 42nd Street from Fulton, Aug. 1st, 2013
My daughter pointed out that he was eating something strange. I could see a food book tucked behind him. What an enthusiastic and kind person — a social worker for World Trade Center workers who have become ill.
An unexpected poem
In the morning
Eating the husk cherries
I bought the day before.
Reading a book
Expecting no one to notice
Tuning out the crowds
A moment – or a few –
Of imagined quiet.
Who knows where this will go?
An unexpected poem,
A chance to think.
Courtesy 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers
Note: In 365 Days Subway: Poems by New Yorkers, the blogger Madeliene who, whenever she rides the subway, asks a stranger to write a poem. Go there now. It's wonderful. Thanks to PBS NewsHour for leading me to this treasure.