The Island Poems Show is up and open at the Guild. It runs from now until April 30th.
The poem I had to work from was a beautiful poem by Jane Ledwell about water. There was a line in her poem that I couldn’t get out of mind, about how water sings in frozen snow… this piece developed from there.
(I’ve been asked to share the poem… not sure why I didnt think of that!)
*Here’s it is*
desert vision, mirage of trembling water;
the mind wavers words – in the mouth clings water.
see you bathe your earthen eyes in cloud-sprung light;
the sunlight flashes, from your lash springs water.
those ocean-minded crabs move backwards, headlong;
across the sand the frothing wave slings water.
a season breaks and melts in welters of mud;
trapped deep inside white winter snow sings water.
feet puddle-splashed, face to the rain, my child oh –
oh world of love and breath, make all things water.
2 thoughts on “island poems”
Lori, that is an amazing piece! I’m seriously in love with it. Beautiful!
Lori, do you have a link to the actual poem? I live in the Netherlands and won’t be able to visit the show, but would love to be able to read the words that inspired your piece.
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