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Pride of Lions
Running their court
Short lived league
of popular sport

Orange, white and blue
whirled up and down
Cheers were heard
Champions crowned
4/26/2018 8:17:32 PM

Jo Ellen Corrigan
Celestial Repertoire

Starlings startled starts
the mass murmuration
of skyward swaying.

Sweep left. Sway. Circle.
Sweep right. Sway. Circle.

Dark dappled wings
propel populations aloft;
soundlessly in-sync until

Alight to rest. Stay. Perch.
Tops of trees now pulse

With competing chatter.
A cacophony be-dins
to decibels that deafen.

Shrilling’s short since they
cannot rest. Away. Launch.

A black cloud hijacks a
blue sky: Aerial dance hypnotic,
choreographer divine.
4/26/2018 12:27:01 PM

N. K. Hasen
Herd Is Coming

Hoof beats on the trail
Thundering a mile away
Drumming into ground surface
You could hear ground shake
See the dirt fly in all direction
They rush by like melting watercolors
Legs churning the dirt beneath
They gallop by like the rush of the wind
All you might catch is the tail end
Of a herd of horses streaking by
4/26/2018 10:28:20 AM

READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry is a collaboration between Cuyahoga County Public Library and poet Diane Kendig. Our thanks go to Diane and the poets of Northeast Ohio who allowed us to share their poetry.