Poetry Friday: Listen

December 17th, 2010

I came across this poem while¬†flipping through Test Talk by Amy Greene and Glennon Doyle Melton. Especially around this busy time of the year it’s a great reminder to slow down and decide what to do with that precious fruit in our hands.

Listen
Nikki Grimes

Listen:
Let me tell you
where things stand.
Each day is like fruit
Resting ripe in my hand.
Will I sample its sweetness?
Will I toss it away?
Will I let you steal it?
I got one thing to say:
Don’t try it.
Don’t try it.

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  • 1. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater  |  December 17th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    “Each day is like fruit
    Resting ripe in my hand.”

    Such a reminder of the fleetingness of moments. I needed this!

    A.

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