December 10, 2016

Ava Whitney (age 9)

EVIDENCE OF EASY SLEEP

You’ve lived the night,
I’ve seen you lying
across the cloud-like blanket.

You were there, in your bed,
deep in dreams,
sinking slowly into the ocean,
far from awakening.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Ava Whitney: “I like to write poetry because it is a different way of communicating without delivering a clear message to your reader. You can hide a secret thought in your poems without anyone noticing.”