Ocean Waves, by Luftrum via Wikimedia Commons
SWIMMING POOL MEMORY
I remember the day I learned to float on my back --
lying in the middle of the pool's chlorine ocean
listening to the sound of the water in my ears
looking up at the blue blue Colorado sky
feeling the cradle of the water rock me back and forth
I didn't hear them yelling at me to come out of the pool --
lessons long over
the other children wrapped in towels
my own reverie broken
feeling a loss when I climbed from water to land
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is
"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations."
I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!