Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Susan Lindsley, iTom Kitt, iRoxanne Bland, iRosemarie Skaine, iSam Vaknin, iTiffany Turner, iA.J. Mahari, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jannie M Dresser

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· 6 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2008

Jannie M Dresser, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  Australian storm
  3.  Water Baby
  4.  in honor of
  5.  Learning Experence
  6.  Free Spirit
  7.  For Emily
  8.  I'm So Happy
  9.  Love It or Leave It !
  10.  Blue Morpho
  11.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  12.  His Queen
  13.  courage
  14.  Contemplation
  15.  My Scars
  16.  Your Own Nuclear Power
  17.  Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18.  Morning Thoughts
  19.  Repairing the Damage
  20.  Traveler's Lament

What the Children Saw
by Jannie M Dresser
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Jannie M Dresser
•  The Packing House
           >> View all 2

We peeked, each of us with one bare toe
Squeezed into a knothole,
Glad to trade the pain for another look.

We couldn't see any trees back there,
Just a concrete patio blotched with dirt, and
Blood, and in the far corner
Heavy wooden crates, bound with baling wire.

Full of rabbits, hundreds of them,
All young ones, hiding in the shadows.

Over their heads a sheet of crinkled metal
Stretched across the neighbor's yard.
Underneath, lined up against
The back fence were ten silver buckets.

Catching the steady drips from where
They hung, above, with their necks wrung out.

This is a poem that has been published, Sunrust magazine, many years ago.

It was greatly improved after a workshop with poet David Wagoner at Squaw Valley.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/9/2009
Vivid imagery here, so sad, sad, sad about how the rabbits were treated.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/9/2009
Another fact of life, though a practice that should no longer be as all life is a special gift. Very descriptive and well done....

Be always safe,

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.