SLEEPY MOON OVER NAPA VALLEY
as seen during dawn from Galatea's mountain.
Yes, that's a pink swimming pool as the Big, Burly Men crafted my desire for a pool as sky mirror....Nice Big, Burly Men, the Chatelaine coos...Pink rose petals deliquescing to sky, mirror, water...
The poet must be primarily concerned with beauty. When all other explanations fail, remember this rule, and you will understand the poems contained in Eileen Tabios’s Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole.
--Barbara Jane Reyes, as quoted in the forthcoming THE BLIND CHATELAINE'S KEYS