Actor and poet Nina Karacosta from Athens, Greece lived in London, New York City and lately in Paris. She had some exuberant living poets mentors (Ann Waldman, Alice Notely, Marge Piercy, Simon Pettet, Sparrow).
Work of hers has appeared in Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, Best of Stain Anthology, Surreal-zine, The Melancholy Dane, The Smoking book, Upstairs at Duroc, Ditch, Upstart, issue.Zero, Tears in the Fence, Core, can can, Big Bridge, Shearsman magazine.
Could you interpret the oracle of summer?
Yesterday my sun was sticky
Wave of heat breaks the image in millimeters, small squares the camera can capture
wings of the green butterfly
witchcraft eyes of frog
a goat on the top of a car castrating a tree
sea-gulls, a sudden dolphin
lizard, lady back, mosquitoes
and the mokery faces of sunsets and foolmoons
your face with a new hat
black pebbles, the natural graffiti on the rocks
the interior trip of private selves
camera couldn’t touch everything
became just an instrument
sitting obediently in the table next to our bed
and days didn’t follow one another
time was sometimes slow
time had your lazy eyelids
and the voyage of statues
the waves of sky that moved on top of our heads
All poems on this post: © Nina Karacosta
Published with the permission of Nina Karacosta