Treasuring Poetry – Meet teacher and performance poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

My July Treasuring Poetry guest is Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, a talented teacher and performance poet. Today, Rosemerry is discussing her favourite poems and thoughts about poetry and I have shared my review of her intriguing poetry book, Naked for Tea: Poems which I highly recommend. Thanks for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

Writing to be Read

Today, I am delighted to introduce teacher and performance poet, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, as my July Treasuring Poetry guest. Welcome Rosemerry!

Which of your own poems is your favourite?

Watching My Friend Pretend Her Heart Isn’t Breaking

—Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

On Earth, just a teaspoon of neutron star

would weigh six billion tons. Six billion tons

equals the collective weight of every animal

on earth. Including the insects. Times three.

Six billion tons sounds impossible

until I consider how it is to swallow grief—

just a teaspoon and one might as well have consumed

a neutron star. How dense it is,

how it carries inside it the memory of collapse.

How difficult it is to move then.

How impossible to believe that anything

could lift that weight.

There are many reasons to treat each other

with great tenderness. One is

the sheer miracle that we are here together

on a…

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24 thoughts on “Treasuring Poetry – Meet teacher and performance poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

  1. Thank you for this introduction to Rosemerry, Robbie. Her poetry is moving and profound, and I especially loved the poem shared here as her favorite. I also like how she immerses science into her style of writing.

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