Poem of the week: From Ear to Ear

Ashlin Veltri, Poet

From Ear to Ear by Ashlin Veltri

Crunchy grass below my feet 

Yellow and scorched from the summer heat. 

The silent sound of my favorite song 

A flowing connection 

From ear to ear I can hear everything 

And nothing Empty dancing 

My feet touching the ground 

Beat to beat 

A flowing connection 

Traveling through the wind, 

The trees are dancing with me. 

I can be myself with you. 


Without you the trees just move with the wind 

The connection is lost. 

I see everyone’s eyes 

And I hear their stares. 

The flowing connection breaks 

And I become present. 


And to you, I give this ode. 

A reminder that without you my mind is never at peace 

You give me quiet freedom.