Tuesday, April 14, 2020

npm2020: poetry videos day 14 "Squeeze"

My National Poetry Month Project 2020 is to record a short video each day in April featuring me presenting my published poems.  For poetry lovers of all ages!

The title poem from my first book, and one of the many that started with words from the mouth of a young child: lemon heaven lemon heaven lemon heaven...


Wherever you are
is somewhere sour or sweet—
a lemon heaven
full of juice to squeeze.

Some days sting
and others pour like sugar
from your spoon.

This lemon heaven isn’t high or blue  
but here, and yellow,
and you,
only you,
are holding it in your hand.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I was missing these, but I just got an email last night with a scramble of links to your posts. Like the email thing was catching up, so I am catching up too. Love lemon heaven! And hearing you read to me like Mr. Rogers is so calming. I've done a few videos, but I'm not putting on make-up everyday, so I only record on days that I do. Ha!


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