Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Dragonfly by Ed Pilolla
My BFF, Annie, gave me this book and it's awesome, just awesome, and not just because I love the title either. She and I had a fun-filled, fabulous visit for the four days she was here. I'll be blogging about it later...I'm still recuperating from all of our exciting, excellent adventures. :-)
Here is where you can find Ed’s Blog. I highly recommend that you buy the book. And here's one of my many favorite poems in the book:
By Ed Pilolla
Your day is like your favorite mug.
You fill it with the necessary stuff
to survive in this world.
let me be the seasoning.
Other days I get to fill it with your favorite brew
as well as mine,
vanilla and chai leaves and
and a dollop of raw honesty
I will gently blow on your day
when it's too hot,
cup my hands to share in this warmth
and fill it with spirits along the way.
Never will I leave your mug
on the countertop with coffee grounds
at the bottom for days.
Don't judge me by my propensity to blast Van Halen
or how I casually enter the bathroom
to brush my teeth while you're peeing
and not pick up on that unhappy look on your face.
Judge me instead by how I thread my fingers through the handle
of your day,
lift the rim of your world to my lips
and drink in your story.
From: "Dragonfly" by Ed Pilolla, page 10