Today in our Summer Writing Institute, we wrote found poems. Our inspiration came from several poems:
“Harlem” by Langston Hughes
“The Gift” by Li-Young Lee
“Bilingual Sestina” by Julia Alvarez
“Million Man March Poem” by Maya Angelou
Autumn Song” by Sarojini Naidu
Thought I would share my poem for Teacher’s Write!
Thoughts on a Life
by Teresa Bunner
As I stand dusty and awkward on the road of indifference,
I yearn for measures of tenderness
To wash over me like warm island waters.
I yearn for a dream deferred, a golden storm,
the voice of the wind.
The night has been long.
Voices recite a story.
Invite joy into conversation.
Revise my spirit.
Cleanse my soul.
Sing to me soothing joy,
And why should I stay behind?