Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Tommy Young poem

Go back a bit in time and celebrate National Poetry Month with this Statewide Poetry Anthology from the SC Arts Commission, "The Cobra's Apartment is Disaster" from 1978-1979. Here is a selected poem from Tommy Scott Young titled Walking. To download this document from the SC State Library's digital collections, please visit http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/11722

WALKING

to the moon of me

i sleepwalk the number

i count the lines

i walk the number

i do not remember when

gray became sunlight

 

to the sun of me

i sleepwalk the number

i count the sides

i walk the number

i do not remember when

purple became moonlight

 

walking

on gray and purple

strings of sun and moon

i am shattering

the number

 

walking

i am the shattering

 

Tommy Scott Young

from Black Blues and Shiny Songs

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