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Deeper Into the Pond: A Celebration of Femininity
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Part of the award winning Celebration Series, Deeper into the Pond celebrates, supports, and inspires women. "Vivid images...will speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not poems to read once. They will stay with you forever."
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Part of the award winning Celebration Series, Deeper into the Pond celebrates, supports, and inspires women. "Vivid images...will speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not poems to read once. They will stay with you forever."

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Jupiter’s Moons

If I pushed through this mortal cage

flew out past the atmosphere

to find you

my chalky friend

would you reach through the icy crust

of Europa

wet from your briny ocean

your extremophile heart

growing larger from the contamination

of an all too early touch.

 

Would it be enough

in the transitory evolution of your life

to link up

our temporarily compatible minds

dancing through the lava flows of Io.

 

Could you teach me

to breathe

thin oxygen

Jupiter's magnetic field

raining onto the surface of Ganymede.

 

When we part ways

kissing goodbye on Callisto

would you cry Gallilean tears

against my endless female needs

for atmospheres, oceans

amino acids

sun hunger

while you, older, stronger

colder

disappear

a momentary connection

like an unscratched itch

in my forgotten past

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About Magdalena

Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening, , the poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and, in collaboration with Carolyn...

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Published Reviews

Feb.19.2008

The writing is deep and memorable making the novel a true page-turner. The words are chosen masterly; the narrative and the imagery are excellent. The book sounds like the music Marianne wants to compose....

Feb.19.2008

Magdalena Ball demonstrates her mastery of the musicality of language and many scenes are imbued with striking imagery...As the drama coils tighter and tighter...