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Whispers – Poetry by Xianna Michaels

by | Apr 10, 2014 | Books

“Whispers” is a poem for children about writing poetry.
It came unexpectedly to me as I prepared to give a poetry workshop to third grade girls!

Whispers

I do not know where morning went;
  It up and ran away.
I did not see the time I spent
  On my new poem today.

For I was caught surprised again;
  It nabbed me in the shower.
So dripping wet, I grabbed my pen
  And then forgot the hour.

I did not eat; I’m barely dressed.
  I know I’m running late.
But I’m elated, not distressed,
  For nothing feels so great

As when a poem is coming through
  And I am hardly there.
The only thing that I must do
  Is stay alert, aware.

With pen in hand I write the words
  Whispered in my ear
By fairies, elves, or little birds
  Or maybe… G-d is near,

Giving me these words to write –
  It’s been this way before.
I pray my poems will bring delight
  And please, G-d, give me more.

It came unexpectedly to me as I prepared to give a poetry workshop to third grade girls!

Whispers

I do not know where morning went;
  It up and ran away.
I did not see the time I spent
  On my new poem today.

For I was caught surprised again;
  It nabbed me in the shower.
So dripping wet, I grabbed my pen
  And then forgot the hour.

I did not eat; I’m barely dressed.
  I know I’m running late.
But I’m elated, not distressed,
  For nothing feels so great

As when a poem is coming through
  And I am hardly there.
The only thing that I must do
  Is stay alert, aware.

With pen in hand I write the words
  Whispered in my ear
By fairies, elves, or little birds
  Or maybe… G-d is near,

Giving me these words to write –
  It’s been this way before.
I pray my poems will bring delight
  And please, G-d, give me more.

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