MOONSTONE by Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila is an artist and facilitator in San Francisco, California.
Moonstone is collection of prose, poetry and watercolor text pieces. Like the best deeply felt from-life work, this book tells the story of Emily's recent life and is also infinitely relatable to the reader's own life. With the eye of a filmmaker and the hand of a romantic, Emily tells us how it was and how it may be next, with an indispensable underlying sense of humor.
In addition to her practice, Emily is also an undergraduate advisor at California College of the Arts.
A new printing is planned for 2017.
REGARDING OUR HEARTS OR OUR ART
You have the yellow knife
I have the blue knife
the moonstone cups and
Stretching part of craning
settling in burrowing
string neck to thighs from
calves to eyes, opal here
opal abelone, palmer adissa
Baby blonde hairs on temples bleaching
elbows left, elbows right
wild barley straw at ankles
marigold glow catch peaks and angles
stalk of stock on bedclothes
Like shining light behind
paper bags, a luminous glowing tobacco
bones snugged and rhyming
parents spoke lovers
like we do
It’s not just hooplah Let’s live our values