November 22, 2014

Jamie Uy (age 14)


look here.
my hands are golden spirals carrying
color across the sky canvas.
i’m painting my dreams in yellow,
packing them into galaxy-black cellophane
and attaching them onto
lanterns of daylight.
my mother the Sun sends them up 
into the comets’ hidey-holes
as gifts to the solar system
on the coldest days of the year.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Jamie Uy: “I like to write poetry because I get to figure myself out line by line. Coming up with clear images to accurately capture the feel of the poem is like fishing in a lake of my own experiences and emotions.”

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