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BBR Staffer Vincent Dorio Honored for Poetry

Vin read his poem aloud at the opening reception of the Mayor's Poetry Program in April.

Vin read his poem aloud at the opening reception of the Mayor's Poetry Program in April.

Vincent Dorio, in addition to his alacrity in processing donated materials in the Reuse Center's receiving area, is a talented poet who is active with the Carpenter Poets of Eastern Massachusetts (CPOEM). One of his poems, Honor, was among 20 works selected from submissions to the Mayor's Poetry Program. It is now on display at Boston City Hall and will remain there until the fall.

Congratulations, Vin, on a phrase well turned and an honor well earned!


Honor

By Vincent Dorio

The last of the mahogany,
like the great elephants,
they will be hunted.

Their grains and burls,
mounted,
in the library
trophy room.

I will tell of holding
that tree,
the last majestic,
truly.

I will tell of when
they all stood,
as if the hairs,
on the arms of god.

We stand on today,
the air around us,
rich and deep.

We pray together.