Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the sixty-ninth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Mary Robertson.
The truth is
Fell to the floor
With a wet bounce
When you saw me
For the first time-
I know I was
Shelving a book-
And I did what
If they knew
No one was looking-
I picked it up,
Brushed it off,
With the frisky vibration
Of a fragile love,
I bit it.
I asked Mary what prompted this piece and she said…
This poem started out as an image of a steaming pie on a windowsill. I was playing with the idea of someone’s head steaming, maybe from sweat or a hot shower. I don’t know how I got from point A to B with this one. That image gave way to the idea of a heart dropping to the floor, that sensation you get when you are startled. Most of my poems start out as a single word, or an image, and then evolve from there, and it’s often in a random free-association kind of way. I never really start with a complete idea, and the poems morph on their own, it seems. I like to play with how words sound together, and I do like to add a little twist at the end if possible.
Oh, so do I and I loved your poem. Thank you, Mary.
Mary Robertson is primarily a painter and a graphic design artist. She’s the author and illustrator of several mandala and pattern coloring books which are geared for an adult audience. Mary received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 2004. Several of her paintings are in private collections, and she continues to paint at her studio at the West End Art Depot in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She is currently working on a collection of new poetry after a long break from writing, and hopes to have a complete book published within the year.” You can find out more about Mary and her writing via…
- Author page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Robertson/e/B004HPIIVW
- Personal website: http://maryrobertson.us
- and blog: http://thepainterspeaks.wordpress.com
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