Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jennifer Sage writes


Heat builds, swirling from my trembling navel,
Extending down to bare feet, toe ring pressing hard into the sheets...
A moan escapes quivering moistened lips...
Fists grabbing hair, or pillows, or raising helplessly above my head during the sweetest of assaults.

The desperate pleas as the world turns black, a surging swell of bliss..
And then disruptive harmony in the form of a kiss, so deep and takes me away from my ecstatic plunder,
I would scream with angst at the loss of your mouth....upon such tender, other folds..
If the taste of me in your mouth did not also make my soul and flesh shiver.

Nothing exists in these forgotten hours, riding the waves as they dip from fingertips to writhing hips and beyond all limitations of those...such physical things..
Down and up, heated throes of beautiful ‘firsts’ and tragic lasts all wrapped in a single bow....
A tear falls down my cheeks as the world implodes, exhaling stars and heavens and sun and dreams, of days long past and yet to come,
But as the burning green and blue open once again....I am alone.

--Ode to a vivid dreamer.....
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 The Tear of Grief --Zurab Tsereteli


  1. "The Tear of Grief" or "The Tear Drop Memorial" at Bayonne, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York, is actually The Struggle Against World Terrorism, a 10–story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given by the Russian government to the United States as a memorial to the victims of the 1993 and 2001 attacks against the World Trade Center. The sculpture is a 100-foot(30 m) steel tower coated in bronze and split with a jagged opening through the middle of which a 4-ton, 40 ft (12 m) stainless steel teardrop hangs. The eleven-sided granite base bears shiny, reflective granite plates etched with the names of the victims. In September 2011, a 4-foot (1.2 m) section of steel from the World Trade Center itself was placed adjacent to the sculpture.

  2. Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli, the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, is a Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor, and architect. Born in Tbilisi, he was married to Princess Andronikashvili, a descendant of Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos. Among his notable works are: a resort for children in Sochi, completed in 1986; a rotating 9 1/2 m, 2 ton treble clef covered in mozaic gold atop the cupola of the Moscow International House of Music, the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Manege Square ensemble, the War Memorial Complex on Poklonnaya Gora, and a 94-m statue of Peter the Great in Moscow; Happiness to the Children of the World, a monument on the campus of the State University of New York at Brockport commemorating the 1979 Special Olympics and the International Year of the Child; a statue of Christopher Colunbus, "Birth of the New World," in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (a smaller version, "The Birth of a New Man," in Seville, Spain, popularly known as "Huevo de Colón" -- Columbus' Egg); "Good Defeats Evil" on the grounds of the United Nations Building in New York, a 39- ft, 40-ton bronze statue of St George fighting the dragon of nuclear war, made from scrapped US Pershing II and Soviet SS-20 nuclear missiles. His work has often been mocked as incongruously pompous and out of proportion, leading Boris Akunin to include a satiric short story in his "Fairy Tales for Idiots" anthology, portraying Yagkfi Yeyukuyeudsh as an alien who uses his various sculptures as an interplanetary beacon (if typed on a Latin QWERTY keyboard, the name spells out "Zurab Tsereteli" by hitting the keys where the corresponding Russian letters would be located).


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