Sunday, August 9, 2009


yo también espero
( i also hope )

ocean to ocean
palindromical tides
on this shore of nescience
i crush my tibia fibula
build the keel and the hull
with a drop of my blood
draw one heart
on this paper-boat
sailing into the unknown
only to sink and drown
become the ocean
for that moment of trance
when you hear me in the wave ..

/ original / z.g.

[ Ed : Line 2 - the meaning too , a palindrome ]


  1. When you hear me in the wave...what a powerful ending that brings you full circle from the first line. Beautiful and visual!

  2. 'become the ocean' wonderful perception~
    followed by 'when you hear me in that wave' wonderful again.
    very creative piece.

  3. How wonderful to be...ocean to ocean and leave our drop of blood into the ocean.

    I could hear the (wave) in your ocean poem...tender and strong.

  4. first of all, thank you so much for the wonderful new word -- nescience. What a useful word for a college professor to have! Knowing the word now, I really love that phrase "shore of nescience." Very powerful, evoking such strong emotion that one would crush one's bones to build a boat.

  5. wonderful written..

    ah..the mesmerising waves..


  6. Moment of trance....this poem has me in trance

  7. I have to admit, I had to look up a few words but I really like the last few lines, I imagine someone lost but still has hope of being found

  8. Beautifully written. The full circle of tides and sea...

  9. Next time I go to the beach I will think of you bobbing along side me! I love your little boat that becomes integrated. And the opposing and equal waves, what a thought!

  10. i showed it to my orthopedician friend..he laughed and laughed at the mention of tibia fibula..

  11. this is exquisite. Yo tambien espero.

  12. i like the thought of being part of an ocean...

  13. The imagery is amazing "palindromical" what and "nescience"...what great words.

  14. Those unusual key words ~ palindromical" and "nescience" magnetise with their sound, just like that trance-like feeling of becoming one with the ocean ~ drifting rhythms! The sounds and the images are quite hypnotic!