Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Where I'm from
This is so beautiful, I took it from Julie. The template is here. I'm pretty satisfied with mine. Why don't you try it in honor of National Poetry Month?
I am from handmade afghans, from Five Alive and devil dogs.
I am from the half round windows, red ceilings, and worn gravel driveways.
I am from the riotous forsythia, the pastel cherry tree, and the smellgoods.
I am from pysanky and creative spirits, from Jean and Jay and theirs.
I am from the worriers and optimists.
From light golden brown hair and beautiful eyes.
I am from Catholicism, spiritual through myself.
I'm from Connecticut, the Cherokee, and Europe, kielbasa and potatoes.
From the sisters jumping rope at midnight, the epic eyebrows of Euie, and the mischievous brothers playing with firecrackers.
I am from Chapman Street and Flushing, from wartime love notes accompanying onions, from the roots of the tamarack tree and the cracked sidewalk pieces.