Last Friday, I shared a poem I wrote about Rachel Carson. That poem appeared in Cricket Magazine. Today, I’m sharing the second Rachel Carson poem I wrote (this is when I was working on poems for Dare to Dream). I always knew that a time hook was great for articles, but it helps with poetry, too. Rachel Carson’s landmark book Silent Spring was published 50 years ago this month, and that definitely was key to getting both of these poems published so quickly! This epistolary poem appeared on YourDailyPoem.com yesterday. I love that site and its daily e-mails, and I’m thrilled to have this poem there. It’s my second poem on YDP, and I hope there will be more to come! If you have a moment to visit and comment on it there, I would be grateful:>)
Sea Change (for Rachel Carson)
Everyone thought we were a summer fling.
I was just 22, after all.
But I knew–I knew–you would change my life forever.
I had always loved black cherry and hemlock trees, deer, grouse, turtles, dirt.
And I had always loved wooden pencil pressed into paper.
And I still do.
But they can’t compare to you:
your silver eyes, your wavy hair,
your shimmering mackerel
and slow liquid squid.
The stars shine more brilliantly when I’m with you.
Please don’t slip through my fingers and disappear.
I’ll fight for you, ocean, my whole life.
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