Poetry Post Office

Tiffany and others at the Poetry Letter Office

Tiffany and others at the Poetry Letter Office

NOTE: The following was written and given to me after our festival. If you attended and would also like to make a comment, please reply in the Comments below. 

My favorite part of the ROMP Poetry Festival was the letters that had the names of different authors on the envelope. I picked out James Wright and the poem inside was called “Beginning.” I really loved this poem instantly and found myself thinking that I needed to find a book of poems by James Wright. I found one on my Nook called The Branch Will Not Break. I plan to buy it when I get paid. The festival was very fun. I really enjoyed the scavenger hunt, but I wish I had a hunting partner. When I was by the tree looking for a clue, I heard a branch snap and thought it was scary. I am glad I went because I found a new author; it is hard to find something that excites me so quickly. The chocolate chip cookies were also amazing.

–Tiffany Jeffery

 

Beginning

BY JAMES WRIGHT

The moon drops one or two feathers into the field.
The dark wheat listens.
Be still.
Now.
There they are, the moon’s young, trying
Their wings.
Between trees, a slender woman lifts up the lovely shadow
Of her face, and now she steps into the air, now she is gone
Wholly, into the air.
I stand alone by an elder tree, I do not dare breathe
Or move.
I listen.
The wheat leans back toward its own darkness,
And I lean toward mine.

 

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