Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poetry Friday: Samurai Armor

Poetry Friday

Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! Here's another photo I caught at my brother's Bujinkan dojo affiliated with the Onibujin. Here goes...

Samurai Armor

The empty samurai shell
sits humped in the corner.
A breeze licks the negative spaces,
seeking the soul
of the warrior
whose sweat
rings the plates of armor
like echoes of fury and passion.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2009

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Beth Kephart said...

Yes. Negative spaces. How well I understand. Great poem.

Little Willow said...

Any time I see the word "samurai," I think of The Master Puppeteer.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

It's a powerful wind that seeks empty spaces. Great poem!

Erin said...

I really like this. Especially "A breeze licks the negative spaces"...

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, everyone! xox