Gerda with husband, Luis Ituarte, illustrator of her books
I am a poet because I cannot help it. The words always find me and ready to be put onto the page. They wait move into motion—lift off with my breath--sounds, tone and cadence. Sometimes they flow, sway, hit between the eyes, bring lessons and weave themselves into stories know and unknown that follows you home and lingers—feeling different.
Sliver of Light
to get through
This eight-year journey is one that I am so glad that I did not miss. I dance with words. They never step on my feet.
Sipped cup of words
Both poems are from “Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW,” published in by Éditions du Cygne SWAN World), Paris, 2016. Artwork cover by hubby artist Luis Ituarte.