Girl with Green Balloon
Shades of Vermeer,
the beauty of this young maid.
Though, alas, her adornment seems to lack
Never mind. She treasures it
saves it from jostling by festival crowds
as she would have it shield her
She loves its green–just shy
that grants her a glimpse of fabled seas
so far off they stretch belief.
Sunlight winks from its taut skin
and she fancies herself princess-rich
lest the magic leak away.
© Carol Kanter, 2012
Carol Kanter’s first published poem appeared in Iowa Woman (Spr/Sum, 1995). She subsequently has had poems published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including Ariel, Atlanta Review, Kaleidoscope Ink, The Madison Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, and Thema. Finishing Line Press published her first chapbook, “Out of Southern Africa,” in 2005, and her second, “Chronicle of Dog,” in 2006.
Carol is a psychotherapist in private practice. She has a B.A. in biology, an M.A. in clinical social work, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her book And Baby Makes Three (Apocryphile Press, 2007) explores the emotional transition to parenthood.
Make sure you check out the latest book from Carol and Arnie Kanter — Where the Sacred Dwells, Namaste from DualArts Press.