Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Poem: The Upside to an Earthquake by Emanuel E Garcia

Just when I thought there was no way I could post a Tuesday Poem this week, my knight in shining armour arrives with this little uplifting gem. Can't say how much I appreciate it, given I needed a little smile, so many thanks Manny.  And with no more ado, here it is the "sequel" to The Downside to an Earthquake"...based on a true story...

The Upside to an Earthquake

The earth moved
And she threw herself into my arms

She was awfully cute,
Whoever she was

When the trembling stopped
We disengaged with grins,
Relieved and happy in the knowledge
That between two strangers parting
There would never be an

Emanuel E. Garcia
August 2013

The Downside to an Earthquake may be found here, I highly recommend it

About the Author:

Emanuel E Garcia is an author and physician who resides in Eastbourne. His most recent book, Twenty-Four Caprices for Violin, is a collection of whimsical, fantastic, poignant, macabre and capricious tales, each of which features the violin. Set in wide-ranging locations and milieux, from Vienna to Nashville, Florence to New York, Venice to New Zealand, they capture the bittersweet and ridiculous nature of human follies — romance, repression, vanity, fidelity, ugliness, adultery, mischief, mastery, innocence and betrayal, and is available here  for only $2.99.
I was treated to a number of these stories at a reading at Rona Gallery, and they really did all the things the blurb says.  Unexpectedly fun, given there wasn't a single spaceship. Not even a wizard— unless you count the multitalented Emanuel E. Garcia himself.

...and don't forget the link to Twenty-Four Caprices for Violin to read this fascinating short stories.



A.J. Ponder's books are available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, Paper Plus and good Wellington bookstores.


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