Sarah Brown Weitzman

SARAH BROWN WEITZMAN

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Art © by Artist Allen Forrest fr. RSR’s Featured Art Gallery

 

WHEN I WAS A CHILD

When I was a child
and first was told about God

I couldn’t understand
why those who believed

weren’t in a big hurry
to go to live with the Lord.

To commit suicide
seemed perfect proof of piety.

But it wasn’t until
I had my first kiss

that I understood finally
why everyone wants to dally.

“WINGS OF DESIRE”

Film by Wim Wenders

From Heaven’s faded blue
and chalk clouds
angels waft down.
Entering our world, no wonder
they are dazzled – terra
cotta roofs, grass, parrots
neon signs, poppies, oranges.

Folding their wings flat
they press in close
to eavesdrop on our minds.
Our thoughts rise
to a great hum
of human longings
they, too, recognize.

But only a few will rip
out their wings
for the ruined splendor
of this life. Only a few
will take on colored eyes,
don raucous plaid, fall
in love, then taste
their own tears.
 
 

Sarah Brown Weitzman, a Pushcart Prize nominee, has been widely published in hundreds of journals such as America, Zymbol, The North American Review, Rattle, Mid-American Review, Miramar, The Windless Orchard, Slant, Poet Lore, etc.  She received a Fellowship for “Excellence in Poetry” from the National Endowment for the Arts.  A departure from poetry, her fourth book, HERMAN AND THE ICE WITCH, was published by Main Street Rag.

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