Archive for July, 2013

Silence, by Gregory Orr / Fiera Lingue

Silence

The way the word sinks
into the deep snow of the page.

The deer lying dead
in the clearing,
its head and antlers

transparent.
The black
seed in its brain
parachuting toward earth.

– Gregory Orr
Burning the Empty Nests

Fiera Lingue

Calliglyphs by Geof Huth / otoliths, issue eighteen southern winter, 2010

twithe done

otoliths.

Cadmium Text Series: 23rd Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival

Cadmium Text Series: 23rd Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival.

New EPA chief Gina McCarthy will take on sweeping climate agenda – Erica Martinson – POLITICO.com

New EPA chief Gina McCarthy will take on sweeping climate agenda – Erica Martinson – POLITICO.com.

As Connecticut’s EPA Commissioner for five years from 2004 – 2009, Gina McCarthy’s intelligence and grasp of complex environmental issues, progressive actions on behalf of all species, and administrative street smarts turned many heads in the right direction. It’s unfortunate that she will have only three years as head of the Federal EPA, but inevitably may be the only individual capable of hitting the ground running. I wish her well. – Donna Fleischer

Malala Yousafzai | Medusa Talks Back

Malala Yousafzai | Medusa Talks Back.

Malala Yousafzai honors the equal rights struggle of women, girls, and boys the world over and the spirit of satyagraha as practiced by Allah, Jesus, the Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, and Nelson Mandala. I think of my friend, Silvia, a teacher in Jakarta, who is devoted to these principles in the education of her young students. – Donna Fleischer

Element . . . by Scott Watson

Element

 

of which bodies of bodies we flow,

 

dwell in sense of being

 

light water sphere to mouth.

 

on a beach winds high

 

storm coming darkness

 

unafraid my lips to her without saying.

 

grassy sunny slope clover buzz

 

moon weed I don’t know from Adam.

 

motherly fleabane. swim of winged insect air.

 

lung song bell liquid pellucid black stillness

 

moon well hung. stars adangle bedazzled

 

agaze with nothing to do.

 

– Scott Watson
Sendai, Japan July 2013

Being There | FOP

A week after leaving Euphoria, as we looked at the ocean from a car in a parking lot, it seemed as though we weren’t really seeing the same body of water we saw from the shack’s deck.  The car didn’t push us to feel the forces of the place.  We had to accept the fact that the unfortunate grid-afforded sensation of looking in at the world from somewhere “outside” of it was slowly returning.”

Being There | FOP.

MARVIN GAYE –”WHAT’S GOING ON” FULL LP 36 min. (original motown detroit mix) 1971

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story | TomDispatch.

An Online Course with Amy King — Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My! : : The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative

Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My! | The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative.