Music, Poetry, Video, Words

Musical Interpretation of The Song of the Old Mother (1894)

Music by Matias Ambrogi Torres Lyrics taken from “The Song of the Old Mother” a poem by William B. Yeats from The Wind Among the Reeds (1899) [Link to Score]

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Guests, Poetry

Four Poems from The Paul Simon Project

Karen Lillis       The Paul Simon Project (NightBallet Press, 2014) is an "album" of ten poems, one for each song title on the 1975 Paul Simon album, Still Crazy After All These Years. The poems explore subjects from relationships to class contrasts to my own take on escaping a vicious "Little Town" childhood.

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Poetry

Gathering

Ellen Francese       I have met death / Once Twice / The ground caught me / I could not run away /

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Poetry, Volume 4

The Arboretum

Erin Snyder A woman in a burgundy trench coat, felted black hat, feather topped, harboring a thick Boston accent meets you on the Linden Path. Because you look her in the eye she asks you if you pray, if you feel a presence in your heart.   She hasn’t been …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Starfish, Sleeping

Seph Hamilton In my sea-combed hair You blink awake.   With your languid ray Push gold behind my ear.   Tell me of the pearls I am to wear. …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Raspberry Sorbet

April Gompers A girl with lips the color
 Of raspberry sorbet
 Takes a drag of her last cigarette,
 Or so she says.
 She dips a small wand
 Into a barrel of soapy liquid, 
 Reflecting her face in rainbows,
 And her raspberry lips form a kiss
 As the wand lifts toward …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Stained Glass Sea

April Gompers The colored air that we breathe
 Ricochets from the waves
 Of a stained glass sea.
 And I know that the ceiling is only concrete,
 But I feel it elevate me,
 Almost making me believe.
 I want so badly to only believe
 In something other than
 This external beauty.
…

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Untitled

Erica Charis A mother’s tongue forges sounds into syllables blowing gently on the sparks of recognition, traveling from attentive ears to amazed eyes, lighting the fresh kindling in an old hearth. Moi, Dich, We. Embers radiate beneath the newer wood giving energy, encouragement in a glowing cycle of wood to …

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Poetry, Volume 4

first/last

Paige Chaplin i can only picture this now: your starfish body melting into stale bedsheets alone. when once, underneath the same collapsible cotton roof, we loved each other for the first time. i cannot say i remember how it felt when you heaved yourself inside of me, but i will …

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Poetry, Volume 4

The Pain of Creation

Emmett Ceglia My baptism had no business with fire It was my creation that was in a holocaust The womb from which I was expelled Rooted me in the unholy churning of the center of the earth In conflagration flame, I was compressed My body was so tight My heartbeat …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Sonnet 23

Jordan Casty The moon is only good for hanging hats. It’s lost whatever magic songs it played And now it’s just a night-light for the rats. A whisper in a monstrously loud parade. The sun is just a joker in the sky, Sloppily stumbling into a grin. Aware of the …

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Poetry, Words

“Irish Poetry soaked in waves of musical imagery and sound”

Selected poems, from Session by Pete Mullineaux

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Poetry, Words

Art

By Joanna Katzen

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Poetry, Words

Untitled

By Erica Charis

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Poetry, Words

Sonnet 23

By Jordan Casty

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Poetry, Words

Raspberry Sorbet

By April Gompers

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Poetry, Words

Stained Glass Sea

By April Gompers

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Poetry, Words

The Arboretum

By Erin Snyder

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Featured Artists, Poetry, Volume 3, Words

Last Year At Marienbad

By A. Van Jordan

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Featured Artists, Poetry, Volume 3, Words

M

By A. Van Jordan

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Featured Artists, Poetry, Volume 3, Words

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

By A. Van Jordan

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Featured Artists, Poetry, Volume 3, Words

American Gigolo

By A. Van Jordan

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Featured Artists, Poetry, Volume 3, Words

The Mack

By A. Van Jordan

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