Nocturne for José (Half Mystic)

Nocturne for José by Sophia Terazawa for Half Mystic
"Nocturne for José" by Sophia Terazawa for Half Mystic

"An ocean's edge / without its stars."

Here's a small preview of my new poem published in a gorgeous volume of work inspired by the midnight drive in Half Mystic.  "Nocturne for José" took me four bittersweet years to write, and I am finally setting it free.

We also took a break from packing to make a poetry film.

My vision was to make something soft to balance the sharpness of "an ocean's edge without its stars."  To make something beautiful out of absence.  We recorded it once with the intention of rehearsing the timing of it all but ended up loving the footage so much, we kept the film exactly as it was―raw, quiet, hopeful.  I hope this touches your heart.  I give you "Nocturne for José."