“The Woman” by Briar Spungin

Briar Spungin (age 8)


I was racing down the stairs,
a woman of white caught my eye.
She had two braids down to her toes.
She was mumbling something.
I asked if I could help her
but she didn’t say a word.
Then she whispered in my ear,
“Survive,” and disappeared.

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Briar Spungin: “I like writing about magic and mystical things. When I write poems I feel that the world is moving in a different way from how it usually does.”

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