Harmony MAG

May 9, 2011
By Morganne Elkins GOLD, Edgecomb, Maine
Morganne Elkins GOLD, Edgecomb, Maine
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i weave
through tangles of legs sheathed
in slacks and cocktail dresses
and bulging strands of pearls that nestle
against throats and smell of wine.

i dash
past the man in the kilt
as he pauses to readjust
the bagpipes that hang loose
at his hip before he begins another ballad.

i wait
for the quiet
that pierces the room before more talk can filter
and open my own mouth
to sing.

and i do not notice
the applause that starts –
soft at first,
then louder, louder,
that builds in tempo and rockets
with rhythm
until the whole room might burst with the sheer audacity
of the sound of hands clapping

in unison
for a little girl
and Bobby Burns.


The author's comments:
This is about my Great Grandmother's parties– she had huge Christmas dinners and adored Bobby Burns so I grew up learning to recited "To a Mouse" and other works at the age of 5 or 6.

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on Jan. 20 2012 at 2:34 pm
Morganne Elkins GOLD, Edgecomb, Maine
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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. My friend Catherine Roy was also published in that article, I think it was a haiku but I can't be sure... anyways, you should check it out, too. She's a great writer. :)

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on Jan. 20 2012 at 2:17 pm
KatyPie97 GOLD, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
We're going to need a bigger boat

This is a great poem!! it is very original, and while I was scrolling through the other poems for January's Teen Ink Magazine I was becoming increasingly bored, until I read your poem!! I love how original it is, its not about love or boys or broken hearts... it's about a sweet memory you have and I LOVED IT!!! please check out some of my work, comment and rate!:)


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