Monday, February 23, 2015

Poem of the Day (from the Academy of American Poets)


Lola Ridge
The earth is motionless
And poised in space …
A great bird resting in its flight
Between the alleys of the stars.
It is the wind’s hour off ….
The wind has nestled down among the corn ….
The two speak privately together,
Awaiting the whirr of wings.
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This poem is in the public domain.

About This Poem

“Interim” was published in Ridge’s book Sun-Up, and Other Poems (B. W. Huebsch, 1920).
Lola Ridge was born in Dublin on December 12, 1873, and immigrated to the United States when she was thirty-four years old. Her collections include The Ghetto and Other Poems(1918) and Red Flag (1927). Ridge died in New York City on May 19, 1941.

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