2011 – Susan E. Ruhl – The Day Walt Whitman…

SNHU Undergrad Poetry Winner from the 2011 issue

 

The Day Walt Whitman Made me Blush
Susan E. Ruhl

 

the room was stale
with sleeping minds
fifteen girls barely
out of their pajamas
slumped in their chairs
faces propped on
curled fists
eyes glazed with
the last night’s
adventures until
Professor Mooney
of wild Einstein hair
and Moby Dick ties
in timbres deep
and reverent
sounded a barbaric yawp
and a schoolgirl crush
was born

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s