Thursday, December 10, 2009

torque

there's a hard spin
in marina's writing
that torque's a moment
into a more
universal expansion
to describe at once
the instant
of knowing -

at its birth.

and at its death.


an expression of
the fullness of now.



you overshadow the sun in the sky,
in your hands, you hold the stars!
and wind-like, - i would like
to push your doors ajar,

and babble before you, and riot,
and lower my eyes by your side,
and weeping, suddenly, go quiet
as a forgiven child might.

30 comments:

Mick said...

I went there, so much to read; the first one, "In Paris" and so many more to enjoy, I'm sure! Thanks for the introduction, Steven!

steven said...

hi mick - it's really good writing isn't it!!! i'm glad you jumped through the link portal! have a great day. steven

Pauline said...

wonderful words! Thanks for the link!

Golden West said...

What a wrenching biography at the link - a very tumultuous and unsettling life, ended by her own hand. Thank you for sharing her story.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh, she did write a lot. I think more than most. And was she published as well?

Jenny Stevning said...

I like learning new things. This post is one of those opportunities! I have never heard of this poet and I look forward to reading her bio - peeked ahead at a poem and I am smitten. Thank you!

Reya Mellicker said...

I gasped when I read it - so much passion in those words. Wow. Thanks, steven, this will keep me warm all day.

Robin Easton said...

WOW!!! I am left breathless by both your writing and the poem by Marina. BUT before I even got to either of those I read what you wrote on your sided bar and am left in awe and such a strong sense of myself as I read.

Powerful, powerful writing. You are gifted not only as a writer, but one who moves souls. You do not speak "AT" people you speak "WITH" people. Although it is more than that. Simply by being yourself you transfuse people with a great river of Life, which has intensely honest and emotional currents, currents that go far beyond any words.

Such beauty here.
Thank you SO much,
Robin

willow said...

Heavenly. Thank you, Steven. Now I'm off to click on the link to find more Marina...

Meri said...

Yes, thanks for the words and the link. I'm going exploring.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the poem Steven and the link.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Okay, this will make you laugh. A few years ago, a friend bought a new car and in opening the door, the car spoke in a mechanically deep voice... "Door is ajar!" My friend said, "Stupid car! this door is no jar!" Of course, I burst in laughter and explained it to her. :D
Anyhow, loved both poems and thanks for Marina's link. Beautiful!

steven said...

hey pauline - you're welcome - enjoy the journey! steven

steven said...

hey golden west .... mmmm hmmmm a hard life and somehow she pulled jewels from the pain and sorrow that are so beautiful. have a peaceful evening. steven

steven said...

hi abe - yes she was fairly prolific and she was published as well. in her own words she wrote:
"Scattered in bookstores,
greyed by dust and time,
Unseen, unsought, unopened, and unsold,
My poems will be savoured as are rarest wines -
When they are old."
have a peaceful evening abe. steven

Alaine said...

I quite forgot I was on my husband's computer and not logged on when I commented as "Mick"!! :>)

steven said...

hey jenny stevning! i love that marina sees things that glimmer right at the edge of my knowing and she somehow expresses them so clearly and quickly but with grace. her work is not about surface beauty but dives deep into the murk and pulls out some gems. so there's risk involved in terms of how it affects you and what it addresses in you. have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

reya - you know that moment, those thoughts, those feelings don't you!! i do. when i read this i thought of the very edge of that moment of recognition, that instant of insight. gasp. i gasped as well!!! have a lovely evening in dc. steven

steven said...

hello robin - thanks for visiting and for leaving such a lovely footprint! my wish for this blog has always been for me to be as present as possible in the words and pictures i write and share. i've been incredibly fortunate to have landed in a community that is very accepting, tolerant, kind, generous and in many ways like-minded. i don't know how much time i have so i choose to use the time i am given with whatever quality of goodness i can. this world matters to me! thankyou very much robin. you're an extraordinary person. steven

steven said...

hello willow - it's so lovely to see you here! the snow is so amazing!!!! i love this woman's writing and yes it's a tad dark in palces but weve got lots of light in our hearts to deal with that!!! i wish you a lovely warm evening by the fire at the manor. steven

steven said...

hello meri! you're very welcome of course. i hope that your exploration is fruitful. steven

steven said...

ahhh weaver, in from the dale for a bit of a peek at poetry are you! you're welcome . . . i hope that your glimpse of marina's writing inspires you in some way. steven

steven said...

ellie - you goof!!! that's very very funny - of course i smiled and laughed because believe it or not i do laugh - a lot a lot a lot through the course of my day! maybe too much for some but i love laughter as much as i love love and beauty. i'm glad you dove into marina's words. she really rocked my world when i read about her, looked at her and read her words. have a peaceful evening. steven

steven said...

alaine - the horror! the horror! i'm sure it's all good no matter. have a peaceful morning on the other side of the world alaine! steven

Barry said...

I was inspired to follow the link and dig more deeply into Marina's life. What a difficult life and what a tragic fate for one so gifted.

steven said...

barry it's strange how that happens isn't it. it's almost as if people like marina have a finite battery life and use it up through the intensity with which they live and see. i'm thinking of people like hendrix and other famous musicians as i write that. have a peaceful (although very windy) evening. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Beautiful choice Steven. I, like those before me, want to learn more about her now.

Dan Gurney said...

Where/how do you find such remarkable poets? I'm awestruck, steven.

steven said...

hi bonnie - dig deep there's lots of her work through the link. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi dan - it's a relentless search that miraculously bears fruit almost every time! have a lovely day out there. steven