“Sometimes I Sing” by Ethan Paulk

Ethan Paulk (age 15)


Sometimes I sing a song for you in my head
But I can never remember the words
You make them up as I go along
Tracing a hand down your hair
Always looking away in photographs
At something you can’t see yet
Humming the slight, hopeful refrain
Which I will turn into a symphony

from 2019 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Ethan Paulk: “To me, poetry is the space where I can experiment with cadence and word placement without the need to conform to a plot or theme. As a result, my poetry is the most visceral expression of what I believe.”

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