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Video: “the stone of me” by Gail Langstroth

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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

 

dormimos

 

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

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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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