When I was Young and Proud – Raphael Block

August 12th, 2013 by admin

When I was Young and Proud

  When I was young and proud    owner of a lawn       it would have caused offense. But now, singing dandelions    innocently declare summer's height       while couched between thrive purple petaled lights—    morning glory untouched       by the whirring blade of notions for Queen Anne's lace    and soft bare feet       to sink and rise with violet-green swallows'       first chirruping flights.     Raphael Block is a poet living just outside of beautiful Sebastopol, California, north of San Francisco. This poem is from his book, Spangling Darkness, which is being published as part of our Spring 2013 Season of Poetry.

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