For Children

Shon Arieh-Lerer

Poultry Poetry: Polemic

2009 9th-12th Grade Poetry Winner

Here is a healthy hen,
Who clucks and gibbers,
Dancing little verdances
Between green grasses. Cheers to the chicken

whose artful mumbling, stumbling
in the green grass is nothing more
than a crass boogie of sound and color,
a carmine rustle!

Here's to the healthy hen whose
Progeny, homogeny
Chuckles and cluckles the same tune:
"Poetry is gone! Too soon, too soon!"