julie eger | friends

15 10 2007

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Poetry Dispatch No. 60 | March 4, 2006

Friends by Julie Eger

How many years has the
stone lain beneath the wave?
Are they friends
this stone
this wave?
one waits
one hurries
my grandmother and I.

from HUMMINGBIRD*, Magazine of the Short Poem, (Phyllis Walsh, Editor, PO Box 96, Richland Center, WI 53581, $4 per issue, $15 annual, Vol. XVI, No. 2, December 2005

* One of THE best little mags celebrating the short poem (each issue, a tiny, beautiful production) published anywhere in the United States…or the world, for that matter. A must for poetry readers and writers. Norbert Blei

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2 responses

16 10 2007
Gwendolyn Layne

Beautiful site. Beautiful poem. To borrow one of Cross+Roads’ titles: Breathtaking.

17 10 2007
Jean Casey

Just watched Nova tonight about the effects of the epigenome on the human genome. The poet is prescient perhaps, because the effect of the grandparent sets the switches for the grandchild, including things like famine, nonfamine and behaviors which lean down the generations. Hmmmm! The stone beneath the wave.

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