Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


In that space between this girl

and Glenn Gould playing Bach's Concerto No. 5 (2nd and 3rd movements)

is a whole lotta poetry.  A metaphor: that girl was me as a 10-year-old at my one and only piano recital which took place at Saint Louis University (Baguio, Philippines);  as for Glenn Gould's artistry -- it's the impossible for me.

A few months after my piano recital, I left my birthland to come to the United States ... where I never successfully took up piano again.  The ALL of THIS is another pitch to my RUSSIAN NOVEL ... for which I am currently weaving strands so fragile they threaten to break at any moment ...


  1. Love both of these. I have terrible crushes on the girl you the now you and also Mr Gould.

  2. Thank you Rebecca. Kids should be cherished...