Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Poem for my granddaughter

Pantoum for Lizzie

I’ll remember (will you?)
our “ladies lunches,”
neither of us ladylike,
you 16, me….not.

Our “ladies lunches:”
your vegetarian choices,
you 16, me….not
but we notice the same things.

Your vegetarian choices—
I appreciate them, like the way
we notice the same things,
little ones and big ones.

I appreciate the way
you care about serious issues,
little ones and big ones.
Prom dresses and the Holocaust.

You care about serious issues
alternating with the hilarious.
Prom dresses and the Holocaust
give way to mutual glee.

Alternating with the hilarious,
those spiritual discussions
give way to mutual glee
with the one whose laughter I love.

Those spiritual discussions,
neither of us ladylike,
with the one whose laughter I love
I’ll remember (will you?)


Deloney said...

Nice one, Suze.

Susan said...

Ah, Deloney! Nice to see you. Thanks!

Indigo Bunting said...

Very nice.

Adam Byrn "Adamus" Tritt said...

AH... there are times I wish I were more of a formalist.

Thank you so much for your note and, even more, for your poetry here.

Looks like I'll be coming back again and again and... so it goes.

May I place a link to your blog?

Susan said...

Absolutely, Adam. Thanks so much!

And may I?

Adam Byrn "Adamus" Tritt said...

Indeed, please. I would be delighted.