Lest you think at first glance here that the title of this post is decieving, let me explain. It is simply a mashup of the titles of the three short poems I read in this clip. I couldn’t resist. This, by the way, is the final clip in the series from last Saturday’s River Festival in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
There were some technical difficulties (background noise, etc.) that prevented some of the poems by Marjorie and Melanie to be put to video, and that is why I just happen to have them outnumbered with a few extra poems of my own here. And though I feel like a bit of a cad to post three more of my own, well, it is my blog, right? And these three just turned out so well that I couldn’t not share them here.
The first two are light but meaningful, and the third was just a little fun, a humorous rhyme written for a friend, which none the less got a great reaction from the crowd. I don’t think I need to include the text of these poems here in the description because the audio is pretty clear. And two of these are currently being submitted for publication, so I don’t want to interfere with that (sometimes editors will ignore work that they can find on line, saying that it has already been published).
If you didn’t see the other poems in this play list, please check them out. It was humbling, as well as good for my ego to have the opportunity to share the microphone with Marjorie Maddox and Melanie Simms. Look for more readings with these talented poets, and others from our region being read at Pennsylvania’s Capitol building coming up in October.
Of course Poetry Under the Paintings in Lewisburg is coming up again soon on First Thursday, and we’ll try to get you a few highlights from that event. Always a good time with a great bunch of local writers, not to mention the exquisite mint tea!
- One River, Three Poets: River Fest 2012 (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Marjorie Maddox, Little League, and the Susquehanna (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- River and Moon, Two Poems by Me from River Fest 2012 (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- River Fest Poetry, and a Reading, “For My Father” (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Poetry by Melanie Simms at River Fest 2012 (dadpoet.wordpress.com)