Summer Shorts

Aug 3, 2014

Toshihiro Oimatsu_Creative Commons 2. GenericElixir

Sipped cup of words

strong brew

milked mind

sweetened tongue.



To be

Turn up quiet

shut down noise

inside out

outside in





Wonder Full

Smile stretch

forget frown

witness baby’s first step





Not knowing


Know it all






Look over shoulder

peer in rear view mirror


what is up ahead.




Gerda GovineGerda Govine Ituarte’s new publication, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat?, is a handmade limited edition poetry art book written in English and Spanish with original artwork by Luis Ituarte (Poetry Art Book Station). She states that “writing poetry allows my reservoir of memories and observations to flow freely and bring comfort and joy. I reflect, illuminate, and connect with others using words to create a sense of place.”

Gerda was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, emigrated to New York City in the mid 50s, and then to California in the early 80s. She lives with her artist husband Luis Ituarte in Pasadena and Tijuana. She is CEO of G. Govine Consulting and a columnist for the Pasadena San Gabriel Valley Journal. Her poetry has appeared in domestic and international publications.

Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm is scheduled for release November, 2014.


Photo, top right, coffee cup by Toshihiro Oimatsu, Wikimedia Creative Commons, license 2.0 generic

Photo: Frank W. Benson, Rippling Water, 1920, public domain 

Photo: Brocken Inaglory, Mirage, 2007, Wikimedia Commons, license 3.0 unported

1 Response for “Summer Shorts”

  1. A divine lacework of words descends into the human heart!



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