Monday, 27 July 2009

Being Young and Green by Isaiah Vianese

after Edna St. Vincent Millay

Summer and the baby ferns
dry to a crisp—sun bleeding them.
The wind takes what is left.
Young, green, hopeful,
they stand along the road,
reaching for the sun,
loving it nonetheless.

Isaiah Vianese, Missouri, USA


Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

very nice!

Michelle Johnson said...

Attention to detail makes all the difference as it did here. Beautiful poem. Have a great day.

Cynthia said...

Wonderful, the fern like vulnerable