Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gravity by Andrea Gibson

"The Madness Vase" by Andrea Gibson

I have most of Ms. Gibson's books on CD as she's such an incredible slam poet, but this one is amazing in print, and I think this is her best book yet.  'Gravity' is my favorite short poem in the book.

By Andrea Gibson

We wear our traumas
the way the guillotine
wears gravity.

Our lovers' necks
are so soft.

From:  "The Madness Vase"


Spring is in full swing here in the swamp at Casa Dragonfly.  Winter forgot us completely this year.  Now if only spring fever will kick my ass in gear.   I hope wherever you are, you're enjoying beautiful weather.  Time for me to go and hang my Hummingbird feeders now.   Take care....

Love & Hugs,


"Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn."  ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You


"Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems."  ~Rainer Maria Rilke



Kelly said...

Wow - that really packs a punch to be so short! I like it!

I'm loving the warmth, but oh, the mosquitoes are out in full force!!!

Snowbrush said...

Well, I just guess she was pretty darned pleased when she wrote that!

Yes, Spring. It's here too, at least in the part of Oregon that catches the winds off the ocean.

erin said...

two weeks ago three feet of snow and a few days ago in indiana i had to buy jeans at goodwill and cut them off to make shorts. what a wonderous world. the geese begin to come north and i count every blessing.