Subway Poems by New Yorkers and National Poetry Month

I hope you've popped over to Hedgehog Lover, my other blog, for a poem a day during National Poetry Month. 

Here is a poem from 365 Days Subway: Poems by New Yorkers. Be sure to visit that website — it's amazing.

An Unexpected Poem: Jeremy S
4/5 to 42nd Street from Fulton, Aug. 1st, 2013
My daughter pointed out that he was eating something strange. I could see a food book tucked behind him. What an enthusiastic and kind person — a social worker for World Trade Center workers who have become ill.

An unexpected poem
In the morning
Eating the husk cherries
I bought the day before.

Reading a book
Expecting no one to notice
Tuning out the crowds
A moment – or a few –
Of imagined quiet.

Who knows where this will go?
An unexpected poem,
A chance to think.

Courtesy  365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers

Note: In 365 Days Subway: Poems by New Yorkers, the blogger Madeliene who, whenever she rides the subway, asks a stranger to write a poem. Go there now. It's wonderful. Thanks to PBS NewsHour for leading me to this treasure.


  1. Thank you One Book Lover!!!
    I appreciate your kind words
    about my poem hunting!
    365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers

  2. Keep up the great work and we'll keep reading! There are so many poets out there... (Hoping there's a book in your future!)


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