In honor of Valentine's Day, we're going to share some love (or, in case of today's selection, "anti-love") poems from Cecilia Woloch's heartfelt & yearning collection, Carpathia
. We also asked Cecilia to give brief introductions to the poems.
As a special offer for this week only, we're also offering Carpathia
for only $10 (shipping included)! To get this special Valentine's Day offer, just call 585-546-3410 (ext 13), and ask for Peter.
Here's what Cecilia Woloch
had to say about her poem "Anniversary":
"I think of this almost as an 'anti-love poem.' It holds a moment for me -- luminous and sacred -- at that moment when love seems whole, before the coming apart..."
Didn't I stand there once,
white-knuckled, gripping the just-list taper,
swearing I’d never go back?
And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth?
And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid,
knowing we’d stepped from the room of desire
into the further room of love?
And wasn’t it sacred, the sweetness
we licked from each other’s hands?
And were we not lovely, then, were we not
as lovely as thunder, and damp grass, and flame?
[caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Carpathia by Cecilia Woloch"]