Marilyn Singer, Author
Poetry
FOOTPRINTS ON THE ROOF: Poems About the Earth

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Awards: Riverbank Review Children’s Books of Distinction, Poetry, 2003.
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FOOTPRINTS ON THE ROOF: Poems About the Earth

(excerpt)

Burrows

Out in the country I walk across towns
	I'll never see:
mazy metropolises
	under the earth
	 where rabbits hide from foxes
	     foxes hide from dogs
	     full-bellied snakes sleep snugly
		worms work uncomplaining
Where what you see is nothing--
what counts is what you smell
	or hear or feel
I try to tread softly:
	a quiet giant
	   leaving only footprints
		on the roof

 

 

 

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