I guess it's almost time to change my Poetry Friday "flowers". Happy September!
School has started nearly everywhere although I know some of you begin after this holiday weekend. All through the years for school and because I liked them, I've collected some poems about poetry. This time I'm sharing with you a long poem that I hope you will enjoy, and understand that it's not only about poetry, but about teaching. Best wishes to everyone who's beginning a year with children (young or old) or have children in school.
I Read a Tight-Fisted Poem Once by Nancy Woods
from Room For Me and a Mountain Lion), compiled by Nancy Larrick
I touched the nothingness of air once and felt nothing.
I touched it again and felt a breeze.
I filled my lungs with air and smelled nothing.
I filled my body and soul with it and smelled the violets.
I read a tight-fisted poem once and realized nothing.
I read it again and was surprised to see it burst into blossom
and reveal its inner palm.
You can read the rest of the poem here, in an older literature book, on Google. Please ignore the questions at the end! Olden times!