Sunday, April 17, 2011

Poem #17 -- Book Spine Poem, Poetry Edition

To My Daughter With Love:
No Roof But Sky;

From This Soil,
For the New Year:
Tickets for a Prayer Wheel.

Sweet and Bitter Bark --
Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2011


  1. That's wonderful, Mary Lee....I'm going to try to do one of these for the next Poetry Friday. I love a challenge!

  2. Anonymous11:15 AM

    A beautiful spine poem -- and a wonderful gift to your daughter!

  3. Martha -- I don't have a daughter, but I (obviously) am one. My mom gave me the first book, and in some way or another, all the gifts represented by the other titles. So more than a poem about the giving of gifts, this is actually a thank you poem. But you didn't need to know that for it to ring true for you...and that's one of the things I love about poetry!


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