april social ride to Poetic Places
To pay proper notice to National Poetry Month,
In this cruelest month, we'll visit poetic places.
We'll be let in early to the Eastman Reading Garden
Before the lunching season opens, officially,
To read Maya Lin's brother Tan's
Abstract brass and granite words on her sculpture.
After passing, the Erie St. Cemetery;
where many poets are certainly buried (or should be)
we drop down by the temple of lost love
where the city is painted with fading lines on a bridge.
Six Steps Down by the timeless market,
We pass where Daniel Thompson read his junk;
And say good bye to Hart Crane at a statue
By some guy, by the still-crooked river.