Thursday, April 10, 2014

An Unexpected Poem — National Poetry Month

This poem is from 365 Days Subway: Poems by New Yorkers, by a blogger 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.

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

1 comment:

Madeline said...

Thank you for the kind words!!!
Poems by New Yorkers