O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Ameican Life In Poetry


November 7, 2019

We've published several poems by Washington, D.C., poet Judith Harris, who writes beautifully about her Jewish heritage. Bruno Bettelheim, writing about fairy tales, remarked on the closeness of the relationships between young children and elderly people, and this poem touches upon that. Harris's most recent book is Night Garden, from Tiger Bark Press.

Grandmother Portrait

Here's a small gray woman

in an enormous beaver coat

standing at the end of the curb

of a street in Brooklyn, her strapped heel

about to be lowered to asphalt.

I'm strolling beside her carrying a sack,

the sidewalk shad...

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