Friday, February 22, 2008

Poetry Friday- Writer's Diary #43

Age
newborn
thirty-one
ninety-nine
one thousand and two

--by John Mutford

4 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's true, it really happens that quickly, doesn't it?

Allison said...

I totally read this opposite the first time. At first glance I thought it was perhaps one of your kids birthdays, as I read "newborn / thirty one / two thousand and two".

Clearly, I need my glasses to read everything now.

Sara said...

Did you ever count "One thousand one, one thousand two"? That's what your last line reminds me of. We schedule every second, but let the years fly by.

John Mutford said...

Barbara: In four lines or less (or more).

Allison: I'm guessing a lot of people would register it as "Two thousand and two" the first time.

Sara: Yes, and also "one Mississippi, two Mississippi..."