Monday, June 07, 2010

Overjoyed




I have a new poem up today in the Harvard Review. It's called, Overjoyed and appears in my new book Sharks in the Rivers coming out from Milkweed in October.


It's a true story from my hometown, the waxwings get drunk off the berries and throw themselves onto the road. We used to watch them from the park across the street. You can still see them by the archway on Lovall Valley Road, plunging themselves into a frantic happiness.

2 comments:

Matthew Thorburn said...

That's a beautiful poem, Ada!

Erin said...

Oh So Lovely!!!