Monday, November 28, 2016
DMC: "After School" by Buffy Silverman
I perch in the front-yard maple,
back wedged against
solid trunk, legs
A curtain of green colors my view.
Sure-footed ants parade
on invisible skyways.
leaping from tree’s
without fear to hold them back.
I sit in my tree for
minutes or hours
imagining a day of leaping
scolding and chattering,
owning the treetop.
© 2016 Buffy Silverman. All rights reserved.
Ann Rider has challenged us to write poems about places of refuge and solace this month. Click HERE for more details.
You have until this Wednesday, November 30th, to join in! Post your poem on our November 2016 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up celebration HERE. One lucky participant will win a copy of BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.