HillRag Magazine, The Poetic Hill

Co-author Dr. Adam H. Russell's poem entitled "Market Eulogy" was  published on the HillRag Magazine on the November 2013 issue. Read an excerpt:

THE POETIC HILL

Adam H. Russell was born on Capitol Hill, where he lives with his wife Bartlett and Diogenes, the Philosopher Dog. A Rhodes scholar and rugby player, he graduated from Duke University and Oxford University, where he earned a doctorate in social anthropology. In this poem, he pays tribute to a stone owl that stands guard over Eastern Market.

 Plastic Owl at Eastern Market, Credit:  Steve Fernie, Flickr

Plastic Owl at Eastern Market, Credit: Steve Fernie, Flickr

MARKET EULOGY by A. H. Russell

Amid it all,
You'd hardly notic
Where she's sat; cool
As the red stone
She guards
Still
From the noon shade,
As if
She didn't know
The Market
She saved
From sparrows
Turned to brick-oven
Overnight. As
If to say:
"Not on my watch."

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