"View Toward the Hudson Valley" by Asher Durand‘Letting Go’ by Michael Glassman The Society November 21, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 6 Comments The birch, the elm, the aging spruce Cannot restrain the restless roots Of saplings drawn to the silent sound Of brother’s heading skyward bound Youthful trees spreading their wings Dropping away childish things Until what was there is no more Like climbing marks on a young lads door Michael Glassman is a 75-year-old retired Social Studies teacher living in Newburgh, N.Y. Related Post ‘Song of Us’ and Other Poetry by by Amy Foreman Song of Us Face to face, polite and careful, Tentative we were, and prayerful, Neither one of us would dare pull More from this than met the eye. ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 6 Responses Robert Walton November 21, 2017 I applaud and admire your unforced rhymes and natural meter. Few poets achieve the quiet power you’ve created in this poem. Reply michael glassman December 6, 2017 hello Robert: I just read your comment about , “letting Go.” Thank you for that. It made my day. The inspiration for the poem was my grandson’s junior prom photo showing how much he has grown in such a short period of time. FYI: i have two other poems on the google search line: Michael Glassman Poetry. Hope you enjoy them, as well. michael firstname.lastname@example.org Reply David Hollywood November 23, 2017 A lovely growing introspection of a poem. Reply michael glassman December 6, 2017 Dear David: Thank you for taking the time to write your positive comment about , ‘Letting Go.’ greatly appreciated. The inspiration came from viewing my grandson’s junior prom photo and how tall he had gotten, overnight. I have two other poems which can be seen via Google Search: Michael Glassman Poetry. michael Reply Bob McGinness November 28, 2017 Love it! (grew up in Beacon. High school in Newburgh.) Reply michael glassman December 6, 2017 Hello Bob Fellow Hudson Valley alumni. Thank you for taking the time to write your positive comment about , ‘Letting Go.’ greatly appreciated. The inspiration came from viewing my grandson’s junior prom photo and how tall he had gotten, overnight. I have two other poems which can be seen via Google Search: Michael Glassman Poetry. About Beacon, I am at the Howland library theater once a month for a reading which can be seen on Yahoo : Michael Glassman hudson Valley Poets j regards, Michael Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.