Lea Simpson

Rookie (16 October 1979 / Johannesburg)

Comments about Lea Simpson

  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (6/22/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    you have a remarkable talent, Lea, of writing the most concise and heaviest poems and wrapping them neatly in small packages. your poetry is simply wonderful to read and damn brilliant to watch unfold. thanks for sharing your heart and your humour.

    Jake

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  • Max Reif (2/26/2006 9:22:00 AM)

    On the day I'm writing this, February 26,2006, Lea has 20 poems posted, many of them short. The longer ones, I believe, are all, or almost all, in rhymed stanzas (not generally *my* favorite cup of tea) . That should not keep you from reading her poems. Among these are some of the most brilliant lines I have ever seen! As I wrote under one of Lea's, 'You are only 27, and you've already written things as good or better than Dorothy Parker, the 'bard-ess' of barbed, rhymed verse.' There is a haiku among these 20, that says as much as many whole books! Lea has a brilliant mind and a wonderful disregard for the 'polite' and the conventional. I harbor a wish-it may be completely irrelevant to Lea's intuition, in which case she should not follow it-to also see how this wonderful mind would unfold itself in completely unfettered, free verse, and even prose stories and essays.

I Need A Bigger Boat

I’m going to need a bigger boat
For all my dreams to stay afloat

I couldn’t throw any overboard
I’m unsure which one bears rewards

But I know that if I could only keep one
It would be my dreams of zips undone

And clammy hands on sweaty flesh
Lips together, chest to chest

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