a moment held in tension
between two absolute lines
each a trembling column of flesh and spirit
intentions lie as battered lumps of clay
pre-golem forms within the brain
unable to form, rise up, and march
outside of flesh into the air
unable to cut the wire and walk away
yet unsure of just the right thing to say Continue reading →
I have been trying to spotlight poetry events in the Central Ohio area. I just recently found out about Poetry in the Park. Here is some more info:
Poetry In the Park will be holding its monthly summer show on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Music will begin at 6:45 P.M., and the featured poet, Steve Abbot, will perform at 7:30 P.M. An open mic will follow.
The event is FREE and takes place at Goodale Park at the corner of Buttles Avenue and Park Street in Columbus, OH.
Please keep in mind that if attend, you can bring a picnic dinner, but you will also need to bring your own seating (i.e. chairs or blankets).
For more details, visit Poetry in The Park’s website:
I received this announcement from Poetry Super Highway in my e-mail:
“Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday August 10, 2008 @ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Call in and read your poetry, open mic style. No content or style restrictions. Share details about your local poetry community with our listeners. We want to hear you!
Our Live events are hosted through BlogTalk Radio and can be accessed during the event by visiting http://blogtalkradio.com/psh and clicking on the “Click to Listen” button.
You can listen to the shows through your web browser as well as call in and ask questions live through by dialing (646) 716-7362 during the live broadcast.”
Literally, poets from all over the world have read on these broadcasts. You know yours truly will be dialing in and reading. I encourage any poet who wants to and who can read to join in!
To check out Poetry Super Highway or find out more, visit:
This was written in almost a single-shot, stream-of-consciousness kind of mindframe; some of this might seem a little esoteric or unlike my normal style or subject matter. Nonetheless, I offer it for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.
through the diverse
corners of the Multi-verse,
myself in stardust,
satisfy my wanderlust. Continue reading →
This is a ballad written for Read Write Poem Prompt #37: Hotel California. Simply, we were to write a ballad. Since I don’t normally write ballads, this was a real struggle for me, both in finding subject matter and in writing the actual ballad itself.
The song started to float through my head and then it hit me – why not a ballad about Janis Joplin? So, here goes. I even followed the rules of traditional ballads, writing this poem in ballad meter! I hope you enjoy.
Who will sing about this singer
and the liquid, blue songs
pouring forth from her heart and veins
now that she is long gone? Continue reading →