Ms. Pam introduced me to Sharon Olds..... she writes all types of poetry, but really has a touch with the semi-erotic.
From Pam's blog, earlier this month .... Old's "The Talk"
From Marion's blog, just yesterday .... Old's "The Promise"
And, My Favorite: ..... Old's "Topography"
After we flew across the country we
got in bed, laid our bodies
delicately together, like maps laid
face to face, East to West, my
San Francisco against your New York, your
Fire Island against my Sonoma, my
New Orleans deep in your Texas, my Idaho
bright on my Great Lakes, my Kansas
burning against your Kansas your Kansas
burning against my Kansas, your Eastern
Standard Time pressing into my
Pacific Time, my Mountain Time
beating against your Central Time, your
sun rising swiftly from the right my
sun rising swiftly from the left your
moon rising slowly from the left my
moon rising slowly from the right until
all four bodies of the sky
burn above us, sealing us together,
all our cities twin cities,
all our states united, one
nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
~Sharon Olds (poet extraordinaire)
Whew! All of those who have been reading, dial it down. Breathe deep. This poem is for lovers of geography and, well, lovers.