8/03/2006

What the hell?

I'm having to say goodbye-for-now to Ida Ferdinandi tonight. A good friend, and longtime High Altitude Poetry member, Ida is heading back to Montenegro, which, to put it mildly, sucks the big dog. It will be a great loss not just for her many close friends, but also for the wider poetry community at SFU.

Anyway, here's one of her untitled poems from the July 2004 issue of High Altitude Poetry, which somehow seems appropriate right now:

An intruder
In a strange land
On a truck
Wind in her hair
Dirt on her pores
There's a man
Smiling
He gives her an onion
With the skin of a chestnut
Taste of a potato
Raw
She smiles back
What the hell?
An intruder
In a strange land

-Ida Ferdinandi

1 comment:

ida said...

this makes me cry. you're too good to me, rob!