via Wales Art Review.
RPAD Day 054. Peter Burges – A Beetle And A Flower
RPAD Day 053. Maggie Smith – “Weep Up”
From “Good Bones”
RPAD Day 052. Nick Makoha – “Lone Star”
Sorry, no idea of the source beyond twitter, except that Nick is working on a project with The Poetry Society, Arsenal and Chelsea FCs called “Thinking Outside The Penalty Box”. Check it out here.Â
Dear Reader, if you know anything about me, you know how much I approve of combining football and poetry…
RPAD Day 051. Anne Waldman – “Problem Not Solving”
“I will not do to them what has been done to me.”
RPAD Day 050. Jeff Whitney – “Dear Phil”
via Glass Poetry (Feb 2018).
“…I don’t know if we catalogue our griefs or pull them
along like so many tin cans behind the wedding car.”
Married To Poetry
Ivy Alvarez, fellow poet and blogger, recently made a post titled “I’m engaged!”. Excited, I read on, discovering I’d misconstrued the title of the post, but it left me with the idea of being married to poetry.
(for Ivy Alvarez)
I’m married to Poetry.
We are enjoying the reception
But are too stunned, tired
to remember the nuptials,
Critique and Review, bridesmaids,
are getting drunk, gossiping
loudly about how long
our marriage will last.
On opposite ends of
the bridal table,
Drafts and Editing
swap sly glances.
I don’t approve, but Poetry
has already decided where
the bouquet will be thrown.
A gruff older man,
Open Mike, is giving the
‘father of the bride’ speech.
his early memories of Poetry
make Mike a little teary
In fact, everyone gets a
as Poetry and I start
the bridal waltz
We move well, though
Poetry has the better form.
Joining us in pairs,
The crowd dabs their eyes
watching as we whisper
to each other.
We decide what to pack
for the honeymoon.
We complain about
the caterers and the venue.
Reading: â€œDistrict And Circleâ€ – Seamus Heaney
Listening: â€œThis Year’s Girlâ€ – Elvis Costello
RPAD Day 049. Dorothy Porter – “The New Job”
From “The Monkey’s Mask” via Hyland Hall Publishing.
RPAD Day 048. Josephine Rowe – “There Will Be Nights Like These”
From “Asynchrony” via Cherry Fox Press.
RPAD Day 047. Matthew Olzmann – “Letter Beginning with Two Lines by CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz”
Via the Poets.org website.