4.05.2007

National Poetry Month, Poem #5

What She Could Do
Swing some good licks
with a hoe or an axe,
Scatter sheep manure,doom
dandelions. Mulch
with bark and batting.
Name lilies in Latin.
Render pot liquor,turkey-
neck broth, enormous
grape-juice fruitcakes-batter
dripping from fingers.
Get her mouth around hymns,
young Lochinvar,tintinnabulation
of bells. Be the eensy spider,
or voice of God. Walk
blunt. Laugh big. Pinch
with her long white toes.
- Elizabeth Holmes
This poem is a tribute to the women in my life that have done amazing feats and been role models to me. The use of verbs with sharp sounds makes this poem memorable as it is recited.

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