Lyrical Somerville – August 8

On August 8, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 

Joanne DeSimone Reynolds

 

I always tell my creative writing students: “Detail, Detail!”  And in this featured poem by Joanne DeSimone Reynolds she evokes a scene–a place in time, with lush and evocative detail.

Joanne DeSimone Reynolds lives in the Boston area. She is currently working on a chapbook, “Comes A Blossom.” She earned her degree in English Literature from Boston University and studied poetry with Nadia Colburn at Lesley University. She is a member of Tom Daley’s poetry workshop in Cambridge. Joanne is a Bagel Bard and a member of the Concord Poetry Center. Her poems have appeared in Ibbetson Street Press, Wilderness House Review, and the LBJ Avian Bird Literary Journal. Joanne’s poem, “Chihuly,” is contained in Dale Chihuly’s personal archive. Her work will appear in a forthcoming issue of Salamander Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

SISTERS & SISTERS

 

 

Sunshine slices like a sterling cake knife into the lake

 

this, the latter-born time of the nubile day

 

Under the dock we hover like a bloom of sea jellies

 

wait out the fogies coupling

 

as they climb the sandy pine-root stair

 

to tip wine, gin martinis

 

We turn gelatinous under the cool rippling as we

 

uncouple from our swimsuits leaving them

 

to drool upon the long stiff dock

 

—Gliding away, sluiced by green-gold light, we are

 

deep among green-gold bosom-boulders

 

the bells of our silken heads, all propulsion

 

Loose as tentacles, we take in mouthfuls

 

saltless, and blow

 

until all around us is champagne fizz

 

Groomed by liquid beams, we peer with owl eyes

 

no vows needed here

 

–  Joanne DeSimone Reynolds

 

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1 Response » to “Lyrical Somerville – August 8”

  1. irene koronas says:

    wonderful poem

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