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Friday, November 27, 2009

Poetry Friday - The Yawn

Some days, like the day after a big holiday, I spend a lot of time yawning. Seems like my body says, "Ah, I can finally rest." Better listen and get on taking a nap!

The Yawn

Paul Blackburn

The black-haired girl
with the big
on the Queens train coming
in to work, so
opens her mouth so beautifully
in a ya-aawn, that
two stops after she has left the train
I have only to think of her and I
wow !

from The Cities (Collected Poems), 1985
Persea Books, New York, NY

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