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Video: “the stone of me” by Gail Langstroth


the stone of me


you lay your arm around me

I feel its weight


we sleep


I wake


to find your arm

but not weight


does sleep erase weight


help us float


water lifting in dream—if


this is what it means

to be your lover


I agree


weightless your arm holds

the stone of me


mi piedra


colocas tu brazo alrededor de mí

siento su peso




me despierto


encuentro tu brazo pero

no su peso


descanso borra el peso

ayuda a flotar


el agua se eleva en sueños—si


esto denota

ser tu amante


estoy de acuerdo


sin peso tu brazo abraza

la piedra mía


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Video running time: 2:27


Gail Langstroth’s poem “the stone of me” was awarded the Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize, 2011.

Poem, voice, collage by Gail Langstroth

Video by Nina Young

Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.


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