September 22 Poem by David Lehman

September 22

Rating: 5.0

It's the day of the ram
and the head of the year
Rosh Ha'Shanah at
services I sat next to
Mel Torme who outshone
all comers with his bar
mitzvah heroics while on
my left is Barnett Newman
big talker whose favorite
subjects include the horses
and the stock market he
knows the odds the women
are seated upstairs this is
an orthodox congregation
very serious I make
eye contact with the wife
of Menelaus who runs off
with Paris confident I'm Paris.

Bernard F. Asuncion 22 September 2017

Such an interesting poem...Thanks for posting....

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 September 2017

A day so intensely embedded in the mind portrayed so effectively. Congratulations David1

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 22 September 2017

A poem with an intense eye surrounding the happenings of a single day. Nicely penned. 10+

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Sabita Sahoo 22 September 2017

A very beautiful poem centres around a day. Thanks and congrats.

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Imagination takes you everywhere..nice poem..

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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 September 2017

Astutely written. Beauriful poem. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being selected as the poem of the day. Full vote.

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