Thursday, March 21, 2019

Poem For A Thursday

Now sing to tarnish and good weathering
The praise of wrinkles which sustain us
Savory as apples whose heaps in attics
Keep many alive through old winter wars
-Samuel Menashe

Samuel Menashe was an American poet, born in New York City in 1935, who died in 2011. I've had this one in mind since Jennifer featured a lovely and new-to-me poem by John Drinkwater about apples a few weeks ago. This week she's featuring a Ted Kooser poem.

Brona also has a poem in the voice of Patroclus (looking at Achilles) this week.

1 comment:

  1. Winter wars makes me think of Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter, a book about being hungry in the winter which I loved as a kid (but they didn't have any apples).