*Published in FRED Mensa Magazine
*Winner for Texas VSA
* Top Ten Winner”Celebrating Art”
* Third Place Winner Torrance Legacy Visual Arts Award 2011
Dear Wallace Stevens,
I read your poem
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
And I must tell you
At times I can be narrowminded,
believing that only my way of seeing is the correct way.
I am of a single mind
Like a tree
In which there is only one blackbird
Until I understood.
I was able to look at things with different perspectives.
That’s when I wrote
“Twenty-seven ways of Looking at a Dandelion”
And then I learned a dandelion could be
A miltary genius
Here is one stanza:
Your hair has turned to white
Revealing your bald head.
After looking at a dandelion
From different ways
I found myself understanding
Not only dandelions but more
About the world in general
When I look at a piano piece
I find myself changing rhythms
And adding notes,
Which in my opinion
Improve the piece.
Now I have learned to appreciate
The notes on the page
As well as my own interpretation.
For giving me
To look into.
* Published in Amazing Kids magazine