A Moment

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson

Photo Courtesy of Ryk NavesI was slowly walking and suddenly heard chirping birds,Photo Courtesy of Alonso Reyes

a delightful distraction in place of uninteresting words.

Their music hastened my walking into a dancing mode,

and suddenly my body movements began to unfold.

The sidewalk became a welcoming stage to dance on,

but before I could start to perform, the birds were gone.

Sadly, my sidewalk debut never came to be,

for Mother Nature had other plans for me.

However, a smile remained on my face,

as I walked along at a slower pace.


Rita N. Wolfson



Rita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist.  For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning.  Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.