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Poetry Friday: Wise Eyes by Hannah Teter

January 11th, 2008 (06:08 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Angel score music

This week's poem comes from gold medalist Hannah Teter, who is currently touring the US with author Justina Chen Headley as part of the Girl Overboard Book Tour.

inner strength
the core of believeing
reaching out and receiving
coming in, going out
a loud whisper
  a silent shout
a beating breath
  a breathing heart
a long stare from wise eyes,
penetrating deep inside

-- Wise Eyes by Hannah Teter



Many thanks to Hannah and Justina for giving me special permission to reprint the poem and share the video.

Learn more about the Go Overboard Challenge Grant.

Read my review of Girl Overboard.

Learn more about Poetry Friday.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 11th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
TadMack says:

Only YOU have video to go with your poetry! How cool are you?

Hannah is so cute. I love this poem, and the idea of a teen touring with Justina is a great one. They must be really connecting with just loads of poets and readers. Very cool.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 11th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says:

How cool are THEY? Justina and Hannah get all of the cool points for this effort! :) I want to be a fly on the wall during the tour!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 12th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)

I wish our tour came to a town near you, Little Willow! Thanks for sharing Hannah's poem. She's an amazing, deep poet in addition to being an amazing snowboarder.

~justina

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 12th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)

So do I! Here's hoping some of your TBAs and maybes become ETAs and definites.

Thank her for me! :)

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