Terri Glass is the author of a book of poems, Unveiling the Mystical Light, (Fisher-Dizick Publishing, 1991) and also The Song of Yes.
Ms Glass has taught poetry writing in the Bay area for twenty years.
She currently serves as Program Director for California Poets in the
Schools and works as a poetry teacher to K-12 students in both public
and private schools in the Bay area. She has been awarded grants from
the Marin Arts Council and Poets & Writers to teach poetry in
hospitals, senior centers and wildlife centers. Glass produced an award
winning poetry and music CD called The Body of the Living Future and wrote Language of the Awakened Heart,
a poetry guidebook for classroom teachers. She has been featured in
articles in the Marin Independent Journal, the Pacific Sun, and the San
Francisco Chronicle. Her poems and articles have appeared in
anthologies and journals such as Besides the Sleeping Maiden, To Honor a Teacher, Pencil of My Dreams, Moon Won' t Leave Me Alone, Paths to Learning and Science of Mind
magazine. Her recent publications include ViVACE, California Quarterly,
Fourth River, Chatham University Journal, Ginosko and upcoming in
Monadnock Writer's issue on memory.
Wind Turbines of Altamont Pass
The Miracle of Love
Heavy as a boulder
somehow it is able to drift in the sea,
a miracle to the many faces
who view fish with real fins.
A tail so stubby,
it makes a thalidomide baby
look like it could wear an evening glove.
A body so round,
the full moon could have fallen into the sea.
And when it drifts sideways,
I think, poor Mola mola,
you cannot hold your massive body upright.
You should sink to the bottom of the ocean
and hub nub with the sand dwelling flounders.
But the Mola mola doesn’t sink at all,
it just floats sideways,
heavy with one eye looking upward
toward the pale light
like those of us who suffer the all American dream
sitting in our beige recliner chairs
watching “Dancing with the Stars.”
|© 2011 Terri Glass|
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