Friday, March 20, 2009

There are poppies blooming on my kitchen table. Orange, red and one that looks like the inner pink of a shell when it is still in the water. I love that pink. I have spent the evening being a human taxi and it also seems that while I was sleeping, or writing or trying to figure myself out, my eldest child decided to grow up and turn 15 this week.

Side note: people are continually asking me how old my children are and then completely freaking out that I have a 15 year old daughter. I want to take this as a compliment, but most of the time I just think they are making judgment about my decision to procreate at 26.

I really want to believe it is the vitamin C skin cream I wear but I don’t.

I haven’t read a good book of poetry in what feels like a 100 years and it is really making me sad. I want a really good, good, good book. Please poetry gods send me one. Please. I’ll share my skin cream.


Pamela Johnson Parker said...

Read Jericho Brown's Please. I want to say, amazing, astounding, astonishing, but I will let you choose your own superlative.

Radish King said...

She has your intelligence written all over her face. Lara Glenum's Maximum Gaga.

early hours of sky said...

Ok I put both books in my amazon cart and if you are wrong I'm coming after you;)

And my dearest Rebecca she is oh so much smarter than me, which is a good thing.

Radish King said...

Oh yes, yes, yes I know this one. The Surfer, too. For which I am eternally thankful.

Lyle Daggett said...

My recommendation is As Is by Sheryl Noethe.

I've written about a couple of her earlier books in my blog, here.

early hours of sky said...

thanks Lyle!!!!

Louise Mathias said...

Chiming in a little late here but I've just picked up D.A. Powell's Chronic and Brian Teare's Sight Map and they are both very good. But for something truly heartbreaking try Allison Benis White's Self Portrait with Crayon.

early hours of sky said...

We have D.A.'s new book but E keeps hiding it because I will take it over and I have no idea where it is.

I will look for the other two. I need something that is so beautiful it will break me;)