Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Freshman - 572 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

A Boa From Samoa - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Bright as disaster
The morning sky
Above the burnished lake
Leans close
As though to swallow
Not just one thing
But all-

Holds still-
For one small signal waiting
To spread its length, slip down
The rope of day
And fold into itself
The soft-delicate bones of earth

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Form: Blues Sonnet


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BLUES SONNET

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 23, 2017


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