SonofWalt’s YouTube Playlist for 30 Days, 30 Readings

Most of what I am publishing here this month comes in the form of playlists, but if you’d like to just scroll easily through the videos in the 30 Days, 30 Readings project you might be interested in checking out the playlist as it appears on YouTube. Embedding it did not seem to work, so…

“Atavism,” a Poem by William Stafford, read by DJB

I don’t know why this didn’t work the first time. I can only say that the Droid has its issues, or the app for WordPress has its issues, probably both. In either case, I have tried multiple times to do postings from my phone, and it just never works right. So here it is again….

“For the Young Who Want To,” a Poem by Marge Piercy

Phlogiston: 1730, “hypothetical inflammatory principle,” formerly believed to exist in all combustible matter, from Mod.L. (1702), from Gk. phlogiston (1610s in this sense), neut. of phlogistos “burnt up, inflammable,” from phlogizein “to set on fire, burn,” from phlox (gen. phlogos ) “flame, blaze” (see bleach). Theory propounded by Stahl (1702), denied by Lavoisier (1775), defended…

Two Poems about Vultures

Please don’t take this too seriously. I know the poems are over anthropomorphizing birds here. I have elsewhere been a tad more serious about the subject. I guess this post fits both the birding and the poetry categories! If I really wanted to stretch it I could say that it also works with the Father…

“Any Fool Can Get Into an Ocean”

Here it is, already more than a week into April and I have done nothing to publicly promote National Poetry Month! Well, it was a busy, crazy start to April, so what can I say? This year I am not attempting to write a poem a day, but I may post some new ones here. I…

“Pretty” by Stevie Smith, a Poetry Reading

This is a poem written by Stevie Smith, formerly Florance Margaret Smith. A little quirky; perhaps a little creepy; maybe even a little profound, but certainly “Pretty.” Pretty Why is the word pretty so underrated? In November the leaf is pretty when it falls The stream grows deep in the woods after rain And in…