Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"Lilacs In September" by Katha Pollitt

I'm sharing this poem that editor Emma Dryden shared on Twitter. It says so much in few words: the proof of truly great writing. Enjoy! 

Lilacs In September
     by Katha Pollitt

Shocked to the root
like the lilac bush
in the vacant lot
by the hurricane--

whose back branch split
by wind or rain
has broken out

into these scant ash-
colored blossoms
lifted high
as if to say

to passersby
What will unleash
itself in you
when your storm comes?

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