I am a transplant from Philadelphia, PA and retired college educator who has become part of the thriving poetry community of Southern California, which includes some of our fellow VVers. I keep myself busy writing, doing open mics and other readings as often as possible, practicing yoga, and enjoying the gorgeous climate in this area. In the age of Trump, I have joined with others to create a community of resistance.
Law of Attraction
After Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone”
The world’s a watery reflection—
only the sky seems solid, thick
with stars, vibrating like struck bells.
Golden ripples of light radiate
into the river below, stars
diving below the surface
in showers of sparks and steam.
In its turn, the river rises out of its basin,
sleepwalking toward the surf.
The sea, restless sleeper reaching
for the shore, takes a bit
of silt each time it sweeps
the sand. Even proud mountains
give themselves to waves
and wind, wear down to a pebble,
and are borne away.
Previously published in The Ekphrastic Review
© 2019 Robbi Nester
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