The Sunday Poem: Julie Brokken... You Said, I Said

The sweet sadness of Julie Brokken "bubbles like cream soda slowly sipped" in a tall glass of poetry this morning.  Happy Mothers Day!

Julie Brokken works out of her White Butterfly Studio in downtown Albuquerque's Factory on 5th Art Space.

You Said, I Said
you said you enjoyed that
sweetness of
my way of
speaking with just a
dash of
sadness and the valley of
depth beyond it
I said I found sweetness in that
pressure of
pregnant air pressing
red flesh against
soul bones
swirring me into
that rich milky skin of
blue sky effuse with
downy bubbles like
creme soda slowly sipped as
sensuality begins to go
flat against its
own effervescent
I said I found sadness in that
spring song of
hope floating
down to where lays that
soft cheek of
high desert dust dancing with
cottonwood fluff
synchronizing with
soft dreams
floating in chaotic order yet
mindful of that
embodied moment when
an version of myself
woke inside
I said I found depth in that
low white cloud of
cottonwood down caressing
sandy soils that
sing of
seeds sprouting with
angora light
reaching at once up and down
mindful of their purpose
as they bound their new bodies
inside both earth
and sky
Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email

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Comment by Margaret Randall on May 12, 2013 at 8:13am

Nice poem, especially for today.

Comment by Dee Cohen on May 12, 2013 at 10:01am

Lovely poem Julie. Bet it's great spoken aloud, especially in your sweet way...

Comment by Teresa Gallion on May 12, 2013 at 4:44pm

Nice penning Julie and I expect to hear it out loud soon (smiles).


Comment by John Roche on May 14, 2013 at 11:54am

Great imagery, Julie, and some tongue-and-mind-twisters here. Good one!

Comment by Julie Brokken on May 19, 2013 at 8:41am
thanks y'all!
Comment by Izquierdo on May 25, 2013 at 4:28am

IGreat poetry, Julie. I've  liked both the offerings of your poetry that I've seen here. And I've always loved creme soda, flat or otherwise. 


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