A Poem: Voices | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

A Poem: Voices 

A girl with uneasy eyes and thin lips stood waiting
Among the sharp shapes and elegant words
For a chance to dance and talk and twist and twirl
With the throng, like the child she was.

Kant, Kierkegaard, and Marcuse fought gloomily
Her beat of time, makeup and a miniskirt to
Lead her to the overwhelming question.
They left her there without an answer, of course.

Now a woman, with eager eyes and white hair
Opening her mouth to speak, she hesitates when
They ask if she has anything worth saying.
Yet, she sings her songs, though perhaps the dust cannot hear.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Streets: An Ode to the Outcast @ The Bakery

Streets: An Ode to the Outcast

Jan. 1-Feb. 28 — "Streets: an Ode to the Outcast," a photography exhibit by Kelin Long-Gaye,...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

  • A poem by p

    A poem by p, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • A Poem by John Kiersten

    A poem by John Kiersten, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • Poem: Defensive Memory

    A poem by Sharon Watts, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • More »

More by Deirdre Dowling

  • Watch

    A poem by Deirdre Dowling.
    • Sep 1, 2014
  • A Poem: Dance

    A poem by Deirdre Dowling
    • Aug 1, 2013
  • A Poem: Autumn

    A poem by Deirdre Dowling.
    • Jan 1, 2013
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets