Wednesday, March 9, 2011

thirteen departures from the moon

last night i had the pleasure to attend a poetry reading given by a wonderful friend, Deema Shehabi.

the way this lady paints images with words is just dreamy...luscious, sad, gorgeous, loving and connected...  a lot like the moon that is ever present in her work...

here is a tiny bit from her brand new published book "Thirteen Departures From The Moon."

In the dark, worn-out night,
mountains drip secret layers of perfumed mist
into the cheeks of young girls
and the moon is a solitary man
who waits in anguish
for the unveiling of violet courtyards
hidden just beneath the mountain tops. 

good, right?

1 comment:

  1. sooo vivid! a good poem transports - and this one certainly does!