This poem was featured as part of the Poetry in Motion series on the MTA. The author's name eludes me at this moment in time, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyway, I really like this poem, being as it's got my name all over it, and I do have blue eyes, and the singing bit, and everything, seems like it's ALL ABOUT ME.
I am Jane
My eyes are blue
I am Jane
and who are you?

I am Jane
And when I sing
I am Jane
Like anything.


Damn oh damn oh DAMN. Probably the real thing is 'I am Rose'. I did so much like it as Jane.
Doing a search on the The Poetry Society of America website but the closest I could find was:
I am Rose my eyes are blue
I am Rose and who are you
I am Rose and when I sing
I am Rose like anything

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

From The World is Round by Gertrude Stein.

But searching for some of my favorites on the site I couldn't find them either. The site must only have the current poems listed (I haven't been on a bus in almost a year). The two poems that stick in my mind are (and or course I'm paraphrasing here):

  • one about logs lying in the water thinking of their heroes: the alligators
  • one that basically speaks to the changes that happen in your life when instead of saying no, you live by saying "yes" to things

(but I did send the "I am Jane" poem to my friend Jane...)
If someone knows either of the poems I (somewhat vaguely) mentioned, could you /msg me with the titles and/or authors? Much thanks.

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