Featured Talent: Alarie Tennille at Naomi’s Hallmark 9/11/2011

Éléphants Nageurs

    by Alarie Tennille


The camera man shoots up
at the feet of elephants
swimming by.  On their faces
joy and surprise that the burden
of gravity has been lifted.
Their trunks curl upward
snorkeling air and waving
hallelujah like a gospel choir.
The program is in French,
but no translation is needed.
Nor could any language
explain why they’d obey 
the command to come ashore.

––Alarie Tennille is a Pushcart Prize nominee.   She serves on the Board of Directors
of The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri.  Her chapbook, Spiraling into Control, is available on Amazon.com.   Alarie’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including Margie, Poetry East, ByLine Magazine,  Coal City Review, I-70 Review, and The Little Balkans Review.  Learn more about her chap book at http://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Tennille.html

We are excited to feature Alarie at our upcoming reading.  Join us from 4-6 pm on 9/11/2011 at Naomi’s Hallmark to hear more of her work.


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