Birth Moon

round, white
scar
severed connection
useless remnant of the blasted
birth
of all

© 2012 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

I just returned from Poetry for All, a children’s poetry workshop, at the Highlights Foundation in Boyds Mill, PA. It was such a pleasure to spend all my waking hours thinking about poetry. Our wonderful faculty included David L. Harrison, Eileen Spinelli, and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Marjorie Maddox, author of  A Crossing of Zebras and Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems came one night and walked us through an exercise about extended metaphor. I wrote this that night back in my quiet, little cabin.

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9 replies
  1. Joy says:

    Hey Liz,
    It was great to meet you in person at the workshop.
    I love what you have done with this metaphor. Great picture too.
    Thanks for this post. What fun.
    I hope we can all do the poetry party again next May.

  2. Robyn Hood Black says:

    Hi, Liz! Count me in the camp of “thrilled to meet you in person” at the workshop. And I really enjoyed our newt-laden hike.

    What a great poem – “blasted birth of all” is full of weight and meaning. (And really fun to say!)

  3. Ruth says:

    Moon as belly button? It really IS like that, isn’t it? I’ll definitely think of this poem next time I look at the moon!

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