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Girl Reading
Ginny Lowe Connors

the rain has arrived in a terrible torrent   
you can hear race horses
wind roaring toward us like a train
long silver streamers of water
spill from the eaves
and hard drops
leap up from the ground
as if burnt
the dahlias are tattered
I doubt they shall ever recover
but Carolina refuses
to look up from her book
which carries her to China just now
            the weather there
must be more to her liking
© by Ginny Lowe Connors.
Used with the author’s permission.



Ginny Lowe Connors is an English teacher in West Hartford, Connecticut. The author of the collections The Unparalleled Beauty of a Crooked Line (Antrim House Books, 2012) and Barbarians in the Kitchen (Antrim House Books, 2005), a chapbook,Under the Porch (Hill-Stead Museum, 2010), and editor of several poetry collections, she’s won numerous awards for her poetry, including Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Competition Prize and the 2010 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. She runs a small poetry press called Grayson Books.

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Wilda Morris:
Maybe this poem is about me when I was a girl - the poet just changed the name to protect the guilty!
Posted 10/17/2012 08:25 AM
Kathe L. Palka:
Great poem, I’m right there with Carolina! When I was in fifth grade I once read straight through lunch in the library having missed my whole class leaving to go to the cafeteria. I was so engrossed in The Last of the Mohicans.
Posted 10/17/2012 08:25 AM
You have captured the joy of reading and painted a scene that draws me right into its center. Thanks.
Posted 10/17/2012 08:13 AM
I love this poem! I have been on that journey to China many times...
Posted 10/17/2012 07:42 AM
Better weather in China? I love horses, too. Thanks Cute poem.
Posted 10/17/2012 06:45 AM
Ginny, we have this weather in Ireland at the moment, storms and I guess I need to find a book to take me somewhere warmer and more appealing. Maire
Posted 10/17/2012 06:41 AM
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