Virginie Guillemette

Rookie (1977 / Quebec, Canada)

Basquiat Dream - Poem by Virginie Guillemette

A black smattering of voodoo goo
Shell shock eyes that won’t
Let light through
You are dark as the pitch pools
Phantasms and ghouls
Empty energy
in shrouded heart jewels

Heart of Darkness
lie still in me
stillness in stillborn
like half-formed
Like Anansi trick thread
The ghosts of what I’ve been
Beating out through djembe skin
They win.

Comments about Basquiat Dream by Virginie Guillemette

  • Jurietta Duraan (5/11/2008 12:19:00 PM)

    Excellent writing! I will read more.. your wordplay is wonderful and Greenwolfe's comment rings true..... well done. Yuri* (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2008 5:05:00 PM)

    I noticed that those who read you, also read me.
    I was puzzled by that when I read the first poem.
    Then I read this one and it made more sense.
    You are able to take the modern form of writing
    and do so in poetic form. This is something
    that most others don't even attempt because
    they really don't either believe it can be done
    or are unwilling to try. You not only try, you do.


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  • (3/14/2008 3:36:00 PM)

    you are a remarkable poet who writes equally remarkable poetry... i have read three so far and will revisit to read all... excellent work virginie... thank you for the read.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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