"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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 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 email@example.com 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 ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.