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No Other

Aug. 5, 2012
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No other voice is exactly like yours,
no other words can write themselves on the air,
and statues of light and hatchets of sound
make the day cry out when you're not around,
around me --
the lesson's over,
lay down your violin,
lie down next to me,
move right in next to the dragon in the kitchen,
next to the sun dancing on the reservoir,
next to those men one dreams of meeting,
their faces their hands
their voiceless bodies
pure as light, pure as an imploring lady.
No other name can make itself as useful,
can be as much a part of me
as my kiss and my tongue,
no other flame burns down a path of shining gold
on which there has travelled an alphabet of girls
sweet and only partially unclothed --
oh lotus in a blue vase,
oh lover oh true neighbor,
no other voice is exactly like yours.

Christina Zawadiwsky is Ukrainian-American, born in New York City, has a degree in Fine Arts, and is a poet, artist, journalist, critic and TV producer.  She has received a National Endowment For The Arts award, two Wisconsin Arts Board awards, a Co-Ordinating Council Of Literary Magazines Award, and an Art Futures Award, among other honors.  She was the originator and producer of Where The Waters Meet, a local TV series created to facilitate the voices of artists of all genres in the media, for which she won two national and twenty local awards, including a Commitment To Community Television Award.  She is also a contributing editor to the annual Pushcart Prize Anthology, the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, and has published four books of poetry.  She has reviewed music for Music Room Reviews, films for Movie Room Reviews, Movie Scribes, and FilmSay, and is currently reviewing books and films online for Book Room Reviews at  HYPERLINK "http://www.bookroomreviews.com/" www.bookroomreviews.com while also showing artwork professionally


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