I hope you can make it out this Sunday.
Event: Fundraiser Poetry Event for Jacob Scheier.
Where: 170 Baldwin Street (2nd floor: The Secret Handshake Gallery)
When: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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This is one of my favourite poems. Such unlikely connections!
I love you as a sheriff searches for a walnut
That will solve a murder case unsolved for years
Because the murderer left it in the snow beside a window
Through which he saw her head, connecting with
Her shoulders by a neck, and laid a red
Roof in her heart. For this we live a thousand years;
For this we love, and we live because we love, we are not
Inside a bottle, thank goodness! I love you as a
Kid searches for a goat; I am crazier than shirttails
In the wind, when you’re near, a wind that blows from
The big blue sea, so shiny so deep and so unlike us;
I think I am bicycling across an Africa of green and white fields
Always, to be near you, even in my heart
When I’m awake, which swims, and also I believe that you
Are trustworthy as the sidewalk which leads me to
The place where I again think of you, a new
Harmony of thoughts! I love you as the sunlight leads the prow
Of a ship which sails
From Hartford to Miami, and I love you
Best at dawn, when even before I am awake the sun
Receives me in the questions which you always pose.
Honoured and happy to be taking part in two readings for January 2016!
I’ll be at Plasticine on the 17th!
And I’ll be at a Guernica/Quattro event on the 19th!