Pick-a-Poem: “Entrance”


Welcome, dear blog readers, to another installment of the “Pick-a-Poem” posts here on the Jet Fuel Review blog. Every Wednesday we feature a poem from a poet that you may not have heard of. These poems come courtesy of the very helpful website, Poetry Daily. If you’re looking for some new poetry to check out, try out their site! This week we feature a poem entitled Entrance, written by William Greenway.

According to his bio page on Poetry Daily, William Greenway has written two award-winning collections of poetry. Both Ascending Order (2003) and Everywhere at Once (2008), both published by the University of Akron Press, won the Ohioana Poetry Book of the Year Award in the year they were published. His work has also appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review,  Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is professor of English at Youngstown State University.

Entrance, by William Greenway

It’s one of those days you wait for
all summer as if all your life.
Cool air has come blowing all day,
flickering tired green leaves.
You’re so happy you could cry,
and do, don’t even care
if the drugstore’s out of pills
because your brother’s found work,
a building crew, wood butchers who
could use some part-time help,
like his smile, and care less
if he never drives a nail.
So to the park, where,
remember, wind is springwater, quenching
the skin, blowing like a fall
you walk around in with the one
you loved most,
though everybody ever is there,
walking your way.
And the question is,
do you love them all, equally?

Sorry. Begin again.

It’s one of those days you wait for
all summer as if all your life.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s featured poem! For more of these, click here.

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan


2 thoughts on “Pick-a-Poem: “Entrance”

  1. Wassberg, Carol A. April 16, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    Love the poem’s ending! If only life really offerd us “begin again” moments.



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