Friday, July 3, 2009

Poetry Friday

Apologies to An Apple
Maya Ganesan
Classic Day Publishing
2009




"Invitation"

The sparrows have received
my invitation, it seems-

no, not the letter kind.
It seems they have

heard my song
and will come to meet me

in a moment. Look, look-
the horde of wings.


I was introduced to Maya's work through January at Poet Mom. When I first read her, I was impressed. Then I learned she was eleven years old and I sat there stunned. This perception and skill at eleven?, I thought. Expect to read and learn more about Maya here. Buy her book. She is amazing.

Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Tabatha's at The Opposite of Indifference

5 comments:

Tarie said...

I knowww. That's a lovely poem. Maya just kills me. :o)

Melissa said...

I love this poem and was stunned when you said it was by an eleven year old. Wow. That's amazing.

Yat-Yee said...

What a gifted poet! Thanks for showcasing her work.

Kelly said...

When Maya hosted Poetry Friday a while back, I was shocked at her age! How wonderful for her to embrace the poetry world already!
Very talented young lady.

Serena said...

WOW only 11...fantastic. I often think children are more perceptive than adults.