A Year in a Day

A Year in a Day

A Poem by Mike Espinosa

After a photograph by a good friend.


The 4th of July in her hands,

New Year's on her wrist,

May Day on her legs,

the first day of school on her feet,

anxiously rubbing their heels together.

Her thumbs wrestled,

peaking out only once or twice

from under cover of shadow.

© 2010 Mike Espinosa

Author's Note

Mike Espinosa
A better way to view the image: http://imgur.com/Z5DmE.jpg (it's very big)

Picture courtesy of Ashley Schaffer.

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This made me smile. It described beauty in a simple, whimsical, almost childish way. "the first day of school on her feet" was my favorite line in this piece. I really really liked it! Good job love!


PS: (that's what she said :P)
PSS: Jk =]

Posted 7 Years Ago

interesting!! i have to say that i liked the flow of it.

blessed be,

Posted 7 Years Ago

Very cute. Creative and different. Nice job :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

I loved this. You chose to interpret and represent that image in a way I wouldn't have considered and I appreciate your creativity. "May Day on her legs" was my favorite because it worked with the idea of her being nervous. New Years on her wrist also worked well because it made me think about how people count down to ring in the new year and she's anxiously waiting for something to happen as well. Great job. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

nice i like it. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on May 20, 2010
Last Updated on May 24, 2010
Tags: seasons, ekphrastic, image, nervousness, anxiety


Mike Espinosa
Mike Espinosa

Covington, WA

- College Student at Western Washington University - Philosophy Major - English with Secondary Education Interest Major - I enjoy academic punctuation and grammar and can edit them quickly. - I am.. more..


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