Can You Find Which Way is Up?
Hey, yoo-hoo– Can you find which way is up?
Works here, there, everywhere and won’t letup.
Eh, I need an escape.
Hmmm . . . A trip to the cape,
a winter rendezvous–me and you, yup!
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
As the month of March is Women’s History Month, I’m shining some light on a few outstanding women. I’m beginning today, with the poet, Georgia Heard. While writing my poem Georgia Heard’s Poetry Anthology, Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems came to mind. It has always been a favorite of mine. The poems seem to tumble down the page effortlessly. Here is the beginning of her poem Oak Tree, that is included in the anthology.
(Read from bottom to top)
I found out from Heidi, who is hosting Poetry Friday this week, that poet Billy Collins is turning 76 on March 22nd. In honor of his birthday I found this poem of his to share. I love the casual nature of this poem and how it meanders from beginning to end!
Tonight the moon is a cracker,
with a bite out of it
floating in the night,
and in a week or so
according to the calendar
it will probably look
like a silver football,
and nine, maybe ten days ago
it reminded me of a thin bright claw.
But eventually —
by the end of the month,
I reckon —
Read the rest of this poem here: Poetry Soup- Billy Collins
Thanks Heidi for hosting the Poetry Roundup, and filling us in on Bill Collins’ Birthday! For more Poetry Friday Poems visit Heidi at: My Juicy Little Universe