|Nostalgia by Laura Manuelidis|
It was night and you were not here
When the gardenia blossomed
April 27 as I remember
The shapely white thighs of the petals fell open
And you had disappeared
Or never appeared
When the fragrance of Greece returned
No longer hidden.
Sometimes it comes upon me, the
LAURA MANUELIDIS is a physician with an eclectic education (including several well known poets) who "professes" at Yale; publications in neurosciences, best known for work on "Mad-Cow" and other neurodegenerative diseases. She also teaches undergraduates on the interface of poetry and science. Her work has appeared in the Nation.