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July 21, 2015

Those Eyes could make a Sane Woman Wild & a Wild Woman Sane. {Poem}

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I wish to remove the steel guitar from your fingers that strum
in the pale evening sun

I wish to place it on the floor
beside your brown boots
that have walked seven years
I want to know you
like those weathered boots do
I want to reach across the couch
and pull your head softly towards mine
I wish not to rush this
you are to be enjoyed
to be opened slowly
deliberately
carefully
I intend to kiss you
and before I do I will write in circles about your eyes
for the oceans know not of eyes that will make their beauty shrink
and the stars have not seen their maker
the moon knows not of its match
But I do
those eyes
could make a sane woman wild
and a wild woman sane
I would like to lie for two hours in white sheets
till they are crumpled and torn from three sides of the bed
with those green and hazel eyes

~

Relephant Read:

For the Women Who don’t Give a F***.

~

Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: torbakhopper/Flickr

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Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a 21st-century feminist beat poet. Her voice haunts with the legacy of early feminists and poets such as Gloria Steinem, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. Her no sugar shit prose cuts with the honesty and simplicity of Bukowski and the romantic reliability of Kerouac. Her poetry leads like a woman, walking with fire in the footprints of Steinem—breathing sexual liberation, choice, and overall championing women to their birthright of not only equality but leadership.

Robinson notoriously states that her career is to “share slabs of her heart for a living.” Her ability to capture the human experience with unrefined sincerity makes her an incredible force in the modern landscape of personal expression.

Her loyal following of enthusiasts on social media are there not only for her brutal honesty and lyrical grace but also for her lifestyle, which is a mirror of her devotion to joy and refusal to work to work to work to die. Robinson’s films and art shit on the societal “shoulds” and norms and encourage people to ‘build their own box’. She is an outrageous idealist and master at effortlessly marrying the life she wishes to live with her work, and this enrages and inspires many who believe they are trapped.

Robinson’s foray into directing and the multimedia world was in directing a spoken word poetry film in NYC involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, “This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck.” The film was a viral sensation online and was nominated for the 2016 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

Janne is very much so crowning at the beginning of what is and will be a triumphant career, and she has begun so with the hearts of millions indebted and watching as it is rare to stumble upon a woman who makes revolution nature.

You can connect with her on Instagram or at her website.