Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Poetry Friday: Tete-a-tete

 
Tete-a-tete
 
Cups clatter and clink
as steam rises along with
our hissing gossip.
 
by Lorie Ann Grover, 2014
 
 
This sculpture was installed in the Philadelphia Convention center and stopped me in my tracks. It was at least 8 feet by 10 feet. Unfortunately, I didn't spot the artist's name. I hope the poem and image are a reminder not to gossip. :~) 

6 comments:

Liz Steinglass said...

At first I thought they were tiny shells. I'm glad I looked closer! I love "hissing gossip."

Little Willow said...

Could it be: artist Mei-Ling Hom - installation China Wedge - as cited here? http://philadelphia.about.com/cs/artmuseums/a/paconvention.htm

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Very powerful indeed. Tete a Tete is an apt title. :)

Mary Lee said...

I thought they were shells, too!

Great poem!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

"Hissing gossip" is spot on!

Bridget Magee said...

Fabulous poem and amazing sculpture. The perfect cautionary tale about gossip in so few words. Lovely! =)