In the interstices
between sleeping and waking,
poems are born and great theories are hatched
then lost
as they slip through the spaces between.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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8 Responses to Gossamer

  1. Wings across waters says:

    Very nice! x

  2. claudia says:

    nice to meet you chris….i love your poem…this space between sleeping and waking is a good birth place…have born some there as well..and others are just slipping away and are never seen again….well penned

  3. Berit says:

    A good place, I think. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

  4. chris says:

    It is a good place. Sometimes I wish I could stay there. Or at least, stay longer. 🙂

  5. lynda bruce says:

    Like this one a lot! I woke this morning with the word aggregate on my lips. I am quite sure it was part of a longer poem, a masterpiece 😉
    but alas, it is gone.

  6. chris says:

    It’s never too late. If you meditate on the word that you managed to salvage, bits and shreds might just float up and you may find yourself with a poem. Aggregate — I like that.

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