Archive for: ‘May 2012’

the reign of kindo

May 31, 2012 Posted by gretchen

I’ve been gushing about The Reign of Kindo quite a bit lately. For example, here, here and here. So you can imagine my glee upon discovering that they were playing a FREE SHOW at Rockwood Music Hall last night.

Tim and I scampered downtown for dinner at nine. Amazing Mexican food with salty, frozen margaritas on a warm summer night.

Sigh.

Afterwards we shuffled over to the venue. The boys performed on Stage 2 located in a lovely, quite intimate space where we soared to the front and bopped to an incredible one hour performance.

Thank you Reign of Kindo for an amazing set! I’m still writing poetry to your songs. Please come back to New York City again soon.

 

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uptown etc

May 29, 2012 Posted by gretchen

Tim and I were approved for a puppy-loving, one-bedroom apartment across the street from the forest uptown.

WILDLY EXCITED! I’m betting on Henry and Peanut arriving by mid-July.

Sweet JESUS!

Naturally, my landlord is being a tosser which should come as no surprise reflecting on my history with property agents and what not. But positive thoughts and perseverance do wonders, I reckon.

Speaking of which, there are a few books I am knocking around at the moment that involve novel and poetry… things occurring and what not.

While I was visiting my parents’ over the weekend, my mother commented that I always speak in questions. I never really noticed before, but I think she might be correct.

Now that summer in New York City has officially arrived, I will be barefoot as much as possible. My toes will be painted an assortment of colors. And the Jersey Shore is bound to happen at some stage.

In other news, I am madly in love with my husband and still not too concerned with undue reactions. I am, however, very concerned with the different shades of amber that Tim’s eyes burn depending on weather and sentiment. He keeps me all sorts of entranced.

 

 

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sensing summer

May 28, 2012 Posted by gretchen

sensing summer

I noticed this way…
my fingers curled
when we kissed.
That time
behind his house
in the neighborhood
where we grew up,
in front of
a spray-painted
power-pole
on the trails
he used to drive around
years back.
He kissed me
and my hand shaped
an open-palm fingertip grip.
Knuckles whitening
with anxiety and
possession, both kinds.
Praise and grace.
The sun was shining
for the first time
that summer. He and I
recently survived
back to back winters
for different reasons.
Physical circumstances.
Hemisphere. A year
locked away.
When life presents you
with over twelve months
of winter, for whatever reason,
the heat that finally penetrates
sets fire
to the long-awaited
season ahead.

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my memorial day

May 27, 2012 Posted by gretchen

It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the States, the first long weekend of the summer.

I elected to hide in the forest over the weekend. Thus far, it’s proving to be most perfect. Everything is electric green from recent showers; I’ve been spending time with the family still speaking to me since my wedding; and I’m thoroughly enjoying a minute out of midtown.

I think we walked about five miles today. So much in fact that when we departed for our final excursion the neighbors across the street commented, “That’s your fourth walk today.”

I’ve had, and enjoyed, lots of thinking time over the weekend. Heaps of laughing time. And a bit of writing time.

July 1st will be my official move from midtown to uptown. The puppies are gearing up to arrive around July 7 – it’s all quite, very much unbelievably exciting.

I always sleep better in the house I grew up in for some reason. There are thunderstorms outside at the moment. I’m going to dream about stories with the windows open.

Viva long weekends!

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portrait of daybreak’s echo

May 25, 2012 Posted by gretchen

portrait of daybreak’s echo

Dawn murmurs physical benediction –
Blinking to focus on invitation.
Like my body’s a switch flicking to on;
Cacophonous chords braid classical songs.
One gaze shaded sunlight, sky, swamp and sap.
From my head to toes. From my neck to back.
Elemental beckoning. Hard and fast.
Soft. Balance. Time-keeping. Locked moment. Fact.
A permanent grip unable to snap.
Closed-pulled blinds. Light-filled room. Magnetic. Reach.
Sight of a man who is also a map –
Ocean eyes. Forest body. Warmth of beach.
Morning reminders of soul’s perfection.
Eliminate search, absorb reflection.

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