Friday, August 21, 2015

The Tremor, a poem by Norbert Krapf


The Tremor
for Liza and Maggie

A daughter goes off
to school sensing
she is entering the end
of one phase of her life

soon to begin another.
Her mother stands
at her side amazed
at what her daughter

has become and will
become even more.
A tremor of love
passes between them

like the pitch of a tuning
fork whose sound waves
displace the silence
in their opening ears.

                        —by Norbert Krapf


Bio: Norbert Krapf, a Jasper, Indiana, native, was Indiana Poet Laureate 2008-10, received a Glick Indiana Author Award 2014 (Regional), and held a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis 2011-12 to combine poetry and the blues. His latest of 11 poetry collections is Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing (ACTA Publications, In Extenso Imprint, 2015). He collaborates with bluesman Gordon Bonham.

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