1/16/2022 – 1/23/2022 Weekly Poem – From A Gas Station Outside Providence – By Mike Doughty (Audio)

From A Gas Station Outside Providence - by Mike Doughty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yAbMOqWeQ This kiss, unfinished, lips to receiver in the parking lot,a pucker shot through a fiber optic wireto an answering machinetoward switchboards and stations transmittingin blips to satellites, this kissthrown earthward and shooting downcoils, around pipeline and electric powerlumbering underground,up threads and transistorsand transference points.This... Continue Reading →

10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

Art BY HERMAN MELVILLE In placid hours well-pleased we dreamOf many a brave unbodied scheme.But form to lend, pulsed life create,What unlike things must meet and mate:A flame to melt—a wind to freeze;Sad patience—joyous energies;Humility—yet pride and scorn;Instinct and study; love and hate;Audacity—reverence. These must mate,And fuse with Jacob’s mystic heart,To wrestle with the angel—Art. Poems... Continue Reading →

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