“A Journey to Heaven” by Madeline McEwen

Madeline McEwen (age 11)


Across the meadows
Over the deserts
Through the oceans
Onto the clouds
Under the trees
Beyond the valleys
Over the mountains
Past the cities
Towards my father 
Towards his love
Towards the heaven that lies above

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Madeline McEwen: “Every emotion, every feeling I have can be expressed with a word. But poetry isn’t just words muddled in a sentence. It gives us beauty even when the world seems ugly. That is why I love it so much.”

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