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…