Friday, February 12, 2010

The Ones They Loved the Most

Poet Janet Wong is the author of many books, including You Have To Write ("an encouraging book...for all young readers who worry when they're told to write something"), Twist: Yoga Poems, and Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams.

Today, we're reading The Ones They Loved The Most from Night Garden.

The Ones They Loved The Most
By Janet Wong

My mother says
the spirits of the dead
in dreams,
seeking out
the ones they loved
the most.
When you are chosen,
remember to pull
at the air around you
when you wake,
pull and gulp it down,
swallow hard,
and those sweet memories
will stick
like cotton candy.


Posted with permission of the poet.

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