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Poetry Breakfast Publishes Ethel Mortenson Davis

Poetry Breakfast, an online journal of poetry, has an international audience.  One of the best poets in Great Britain, John Looker, told Ethel and I that he used to read it almost every day.  Poetry Breakfast’s Editor, Ann Kestner, took off some time in a sabbatical, but now she and the journal are back.  Ethel’s poem, “The Wind”, is up this morning, May 1.  The link to a wonderful everyday journal and Ethel’s poem is below:

Wind – A Poem by Ethel Mortenson Davis

A great idea is to subscribe to the Poetry Breakfast blog and then spend breakfast every once in awhile reading out loud the poem of the day with your coffee.

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Wind

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

wind

Wind

She is the freest
of all women,
the wind.

The sound she plays
through the pinion trees
is a loud, sweeping sound,
like a great, spiny broom
cleaning away from the earth
things unnecessary.

Invisible,
yet she stirs the winter skies
to bring deep canyon snows today ̶
and then tomorrow
life-giving thunderstorms.

She makes us ask,
what is necessary?
What do we need
on our temporary trek
across the earth? Our suitcase in hand?
What is it we really want?

Only life from the wind.

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