by Piper M.L. Bringman
from The Poetry Box Young Artist Series
Cardboard Wings is the debut poetry collection by Piper Bringman, a 14-year-old poet who is coming of age. And, although her writing originally grew from a child’s grief for her beloved pet, it has blossomed into a rich voice of aspiration and charm. Join her as she explores the natural world, and shares her experience as a young curious heart navigating these modern times.
Take the chance to raise your arms
And fly into the sky on cardboard wings
Feel the sun on your shoulders
Get lost for a time
And feel yourself change
About the Author
Piper Bringman is a poet and lifelong Waldorf student in Portland, Oregon. She is in 8th grade and spends her days playing soccer, practicing violin, woodworking and learning different kinds of handwork. Outside of school, when she isn’t writing poetry, Pi can be found playing piano, snuggling in a beanbag chair with her cats and a fantasy novel, as well as in the ballet studio preparing to perform en pointe in annual renditions of The Nutcracker.
Daisy, her German Shepard, is her constant and friendly companion. Together, they watch anime, sketch fashion designs, sing musical scores, eat Thai food and visit with friends. During summer vacations, Piper can be found volunteering at her local humane society as a camp counselor. She loves supporting younger students and being on a first name basis with the shelter pets. Her favorite color is sky blue.