Friday, September 07, 2012

Poetry Friday: The Sciences Sing a Lullabye

Last week I posted a poem my son shared with me; this week it's one from my daughter.

The Sciences Sing a Lullabye

by Albert Goldbarth

Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you're tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They'll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.

Here's the rest.

Here's today's Poetry Friday roundup.


Robyn Hood Black said...

Oh, Ruth, I LOVE this! Please thank your daughter for me, too. I wasn't familiar with this poet and enjoyed reading about him. Will seek out more of his work.

Tabatha said...

Terrific. My 17yo daughter read it over my shoulder and liked it as well. How nice that your daughter virtually shared one with mine!

Tricia said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is officially my favorite new poem!