| || A Play-Inspired Poem|
Last week Aaron Loeb emailed a slew of playwright friends (he himself is a wonderfully talented writer and his play Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party was all the rage at NYC fringe last year), inviting all of us to write a one-page play for his wife's birthday.
Now, Kathy, his wife, has always said such nice things about my plays and I truly appreciate that kind of support so I wanted to write something. But as the deadline approached I decided I would rather write a poem.
So I did. I decided to write a poem for The River Bride, something that I could include with the play as a sort of preface and dedicate it to Kathy.
After writing the poem I decided I wanted to give it to Kathy as a broadside. A broadside in its simplest form is poem printed on nice cardstock, perhaps printed with a press. When I do broadsides I like to couple then with an image. So that's what I did. I created a broadside and then framed it. And here it is:
Here's the poem:
Prelude to The River Bride
In the Amazon time stands still, as if this river wrapped its long body around it and contracted. The only time here is once, once upon a time somewhere between dream, between myth, between the shores of reality and folklore.
Like all the old ones this fairytale will end in tears, tears spilling off the edge of a pier. It will end with two sisters, one constrained to land and one to the Amazon’s timeless embrace. Two sisters, two sisters and a man fished from June waters just three days before a wedding.
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