Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ode To A Straight Girl (read by the author)

While my shoulder heals, I hope that you will enjoy these readings. The second one I would like to do can be found in text form HERE. It will open in a new window if you'd like to follow along with the voice reading.


Kerry O'Connor said...

Well, if I thought a shoulder injury might keep you down, I was wrong. I'm so glad you have taken to the spoken poetry idea.

This poem is another new one for me, and is filled with the hard-bitten helplessness of one in love with another who will never appreciate what they have. I loved the contrasting images in your description of the object of affection:

Since the perfection of your lips,

The touch of your teeth,

It has been rattling off the most enchanting gibberish

Like a saint in extremity

Backwards and in French.

Sioux said...

The last two lines slay me, Shay.

So, it's your shoulder injury that's forcing you to read these poems? Are they "old" ones?

Sadly, I hope your pain continues for a while...this is a new dimension (the poetic readings, I mean) of Shay, and I'm lovin' it.

Marion said...

Wow, you have a beautiful, sexy voice. :-) xo

hedgewitch said...

Very cool and a new one to me--love the metaphor, so effortlessly strewn on the rose petals of the snark and stilettos, like an apple core that someone ate so completely all you see is the skeletal pod of seeds.

Lynn said...

La de da! Love that, FB. :) And how fun to hear your voice!

Lolamouse said...

Loved hearing your voice! The last lines of this killed me. Ouch.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I loved hearing you read your poems - it brings a whole other depth to it all. Just wonderful - I left more praise at the original poem site, you're too much Shay-de-Lady

Anonymous said...

Listened to this one third... there is the sass!

Mama Zen said...

This was already a poem that I particularly liked, and I loved hearing you read it.