Poem #4

Step into Poetry #4

A poem by Issa is the fifth poem added to the Step into Poetry project sponsored by The Writing Studio:

Rest here

Sleepy butterfly

I’ll lend you my lap.

The new haiku was painted by poet and artist Joe Gallagher on the front steps of 532 East 23rd Street. “We plan to have 20 poems in place by the end of summer,” explained Sister Mary Lou Kownacki, director of The Writing Studio. Step into Poetry was made possible by a grant from Erie Arts & Culture and a private donor.


The Writing Studio is part of The Studio at Saint Mary’s: Space to Create, where studio space is available for artists and innovative programs that can positively impact center-city Erie. For more information, contact Holly Nowak.