Barbara Lydecker Crane


The Sound of One Hand Flapping

A one-armed young fellow from Cork
learned to fly by observing a stork.
But en route to Hong Kong
his torque was so strong
he delivered himself to New York.

Barbara Lydecker Crane has published two chapbooks, Zero Gravitas (White Violet Press, 2012) and ALPHABETRICKS (for children, Daffydowndilly Press, 2013). The winner of the 2011 Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest and a Laureate’s Choice award in the 2014 Great River Sonnet Contest, she has recent or forthcoming poems in Angle, Autumn Sky Poetry, Light, The Lyric, Mezzo Cammin, and Think Journal. She’s also a visual artist.