Strawberry Wreckage & Lilac Dust

Girl Help        
by Janet Lewis

reading by Debbie Deal

reading by Olivia Hollander

Mild and slow and young,
She moves about the room,                        

And stirs the summer dust

With her wide broom.

In the warm, lofted air,

Soft lips together pressed,

Soft wispy hair,

She stops to rest.

And stops to breath,

Amid the summer hum,

The great white lilac bloom

Scented with days to come.

Strawberry Wreckage & Lilac Dust
oil on canvas
81 x 12”

Janet Lewis. Poems Old and New 1918-1978. Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, Chicago, IL, 1982, p.21