Thursday, March 01, 2007

6th grade poetry reading veterans today, pre-cupcake ingestion

The poem below was constructed entirely from titles of books in the collection of Seattle Public Library's Central Branch, one of three poems I was invited to enter under sponsoring organization Seattle Arts & Lectures. Selected poems will grace bookmarks the library will distribute to branches to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. Books whose titles were used will be displayed on the 8th floor of the library. I spent a satisfyingly luxuriant amount of time in the library handling books for this project.

Ear Training

Violin dreams
the music of light
the pianist’s thumb
music in the age of Confucius
dancing in the no-fly zone
behind the seen
the adventures of a cello
between salt water and holy water
the perfect wrong note
mending the world

-Laura Gamache