Treasure Island

Ellen Bryant Voigt

(1943 - / Virginia)

Poems of Ellen Bryant Voigt

1. A Marriage Poem 3/26/2012
2. At the Movie: Virginia, 1956 3/26/2012
3. Blue Ridge 3/26/2012
4. Lesson 1/13/2003
5. Practice 3/3/2014

Blue Ridge

Up there on the mountain road, the fireworks
blistered and subsided, for once at eye level:
spatter of light like water flicked from the fingers;
the brief emergent pattern; and after the afterimage bled
from the night sky, a delayed and muffled thud
that must have seemed enormous down below,
the sound concomitant with the arranged
threat of fire above the bleachers.
I stood as tall and straight as possible,

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