reading about Lorca

i’m reading about Lorca
it’s 1925 he’s friends
with Dali in love
with folk songs longing
the dry earth of Granada
and the idea of a new kind
of theater and i can see
his murder by Franco
nine years away when i suddenly
look up at the sound
of a little plane slanting
in the evening
light from the local airport
i’m in a shopping complex eating
Korean barbecue pork
alone at a table outside
and i am connected
to the poet
through this book only

this book and this infernal
summer heat


About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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