Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Goodreads Book giveaway

Don't miss our Goodreads Book Giveaway for a beautiful hard copy of Deeper Into the Pond.  Go, now, press the button and be in it.  I hope it's you!  (another sample poem follows). 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Deeper Into the Pond by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Deeper Into the Pond

by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball

Giveaway ends July 31, 2011.

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at Goodreads.

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Jupiter’s Moons
(listen to audio version by clicking on title)

If I pushed through this mortal cage
flew out past the atmosphere
to find you
my chalky friend
would you reach through the icy crust
of Europa
wet from your briny ocean
your extremophile heart
growing larger from the contamination
of an all too early touch.

Would it be enough
in the transitory evolution of your life
to link up
our temporarily compatible minds
dancing through the lava flows of Io.

Could you teach me
to breathe
thin oxygen
Jupiter's magnetic field
raining onto the surface of Ganymede.

When we part ways
kissing goodbye on Callisto
would you cry Gallilean tears
against my endless female needs
for atmospheres, oceans

sun hunger
while you, older, stronger
a momentary connection
like an unscratched itch
in my forgotten past.