Student Work from Poeteen’s Poetry Workshops


Posted on January 13, 2017


Poem 1

Ask yourself: how do you know what you know?

How do you know about the moss that clings to the sea-sprayed rock?

Did it whisper its story to you as you brushed your fingers through its soft beds of hair?


Poem 2

He saw her on a Monday morning

Olive skin, olive hair, and olive eyes

She had been plucked from a branch of rough, cracked bark

Cloaked in slender leaves.


Poem 3

All my life so far, I have loved more than one thing.

When I was a field hand in Shanghai I loved licking the dried salt off my fingers at the end of the day.

When I was a grave digger I loved the smell of fresh snow.

When I was the wind I loved the trees, and when I was a tree I loved the wind.


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