Come with me into the expansive gift of poetry to experience a disruption of habitual ways of thinking and perceiving. The magic of poetry happens when it is spoken, heard and felt as vibrations in your body.
I want to put down what the mountain has awakened.
My mouthful of grass.
My curious tale. I want to stand still but find myself moved patch by patch.
There's a bleat in my throat. Words fail me here. Can you understand? I sink to
my knees tired or not. I now know the ragweed from the goldenrod, and the blinding
beauty of green. Don't you see? I am shedding my skins. I am a paper hive, a wolf-spider,
the creeping ivy, the ache of a birch, a heifer, a doe. I have fallen from my dream
of progress: the clear-cut glass, the potted and balconied tree, the lemon-waxed
wood over a marbled pillar, into my own nocturne. The lullabies I had forgotten.
How could I know what slept inside? What would rend my fantasies to cud and up
from this belly's wet straw-strewn field-
- Vievee Francis
Please join me this Tuesday night for poetry and music
as I have the honor of being a guest
on my dear friend Berdalee's weekly radio show!
The theme is the poetic nature of our soul.
Catch it live or listen to the replay.
Tuesdays 6-8p.m.PST, KGGV95.1fm
and streaming at www.rivertheaterradio.com
When i had finally had enough
of my own endless,
I made my promise to do better.
I turned around.
I journeyed backward
for millions of miles
and millions of years
into the end
of miles and years
to retrieve these words
You must be the one
to do or undo
whatever it takes
to remember and activate
furiously prolific heart,
and your innate allegiance
to every creature living
and dying here with you.
Our whole world is aching
to be intimate with you
when you make it
- Brooke McNamara
Will you consider joining me
around each full moon in 2021
in the sacred cave at Bodega Bay,
to dream and sing and listen and celebrate
with the seals and the fish and the ravens
and the waves and the rocks and the sand fleas?
Visit the Ecos de la Marea page for details.