June 20, 2008

"Easy Skanking" by Geoffrey Philp

I know Rethabile likes this one, so for Video Fridays and his birthday, here’s my version of “Easy Skanking.”

Easy Skanking

all saturday evenings

should be like this, caressing

your thigh while reading neruda

with his odes to matilde's arms,

breasts, hair--everything about her

that made him

a part of this bountiful earth--

lilies, onions, avocados--that fed

his poetry the way

rain washes the dumb cane with desire

or banyans break through asphalt--

this is the nirvana that the buddha

with his bald monks and tiresome sutras

never knew or else he'd never have left

his palace and longing bride--

the supple feel of your leg in my hands

for which i'd spin the wheel of karma

a thousand lifetimes, more


Tomorrow I will be reading from Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories@ the Caribbean Book & Art Fair, Miramar City Hall, 2300 Civic Center Drive, Miramar, FL 33025 .

Saturday, June 21, 2008.

Here's the list of writers: CABA Authors

Have a great weekend!


Rethabile said...

Yes, I do. Thank you. I need to place the video on PoƩfrika, as well.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Glad you liked it, Rethabile. And thanks for the link.

Bless up,

Rethabile said...

I came back for another listen, for the heck of it. And to learn how to read because for the first time in my life I'll be doing it meself before a considerable audience.

I'll probably be back the next time I have to read again.

Geoffrey Philp said...

All the best, Rethabile.

All the best,