Poets Walk: "riffling her pages"

Poets Walk: "riffling her pages"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 46


from Trimmings by Harryette Mullen


Her feathers, her pages. She ripples in breezes. Rim and fringe are hers. Who fancies frills. Whose finery is a summer frock, light in the wind, riffling her pages, lifting her skirt, peeking at edges. The wind blows her words away. Who can hear her voice, so soft, every ruffle made smooth. Gathering her fluttered pages, her feathers, her wings.


"Trimmings," published originally by Tender Button Books, is reprinted in "Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge." Copyright © 2006 by Harryette Mullen. Used by permission of Graywolf Press, www.graywolfpress.org.