American Poet, Margaret Young's Seminar "Gary Snyder's Practice of the Wild: Poetics of the Anthropocene" at Salon, Maribor July 11 and 12.

Margaret Young

Beatriz Chivite Ezkieta-- Basque poet, Other Words poet in residence 

American Poet, Margaret Young 

Beatriz Chivite Ezkieta, a poet from the Basque country has published some of her poems that she completed in GCAS's writing seminar directed by American Poet, Margaret Young. These poems are copyright protected so we ask that you cite Beatriz Chivite Ezkieta as the author. Thank you.

 Image: Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light

Image: Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light

Light and silver

Beatriz Chivite Ezkieta


And there

on stage

I remembered those summer nights

dancing on the mud

drinking cheap wine

and shouting lyrics known by all


but there

on stage

wearing silver high hills

holding a silver cigarette tray

moving my silver dress

and blinking my silver eyelashes


I raised my leg to the sky

to the lights of that Chinese club

where I was not a dancer

I was light and silver


And the mud

and the wine

were elsewhere.