Sunday, December 11, 2016

Allyson Lima's "Lions and Tigers"

Tonight, to celebrate the end of classes and the beginning of exam week, I'd like to post fellow Montgomery College professor Allyson Lima's poem, "D.C. Desert Dreams, After Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy."

D.C.  Desert Dreams
After Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy

In the tiger-striped night

amber lamplight pulses

through leafy shadows

swaying watery images

on the night wall.

One eye wakes to see me sleep

transformed, a hunk of tiger,

my curled hand

a heavy-padded paw

to tread my desert dreams.

By Allyson Lima

Tonight I'll play a little Django Reinhardt, starting with "Minor Swing":

Here he plays "After You've Gone":

I'll finish with "La Mer":

Back to work for me!

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