Gertrude Stein’s poems aren’t for everyone. They’re abstract and difficult to understand- but lovely when the rhythm of the words is heard. Her children’s book, The World is Round is wonderful- a little nonsensical… and best of all, about a girl named Rose.
Here’s my NaPoWriMo poem… dark in contrast to the lighthearted World is Round, but sometimes the poems just fall that way:
Whoever said the world was round
never stood on ledges,
thirty stories, staring down.
The world has sharp edges.
and for some,
stories don’t have a happy ending.