Thank you for joining us for today’s show, Buddha and Benches; and This Just In: The News—gossip was the original news, which became poetry, the way we “knew” the “news”—gathered to hear it as we do right now, and we’re going to talk about news –news we need and heed, and overlook, news as in, that’s news to me, as in, we didn’t know, and news that’s telling us what we knew–from the Internet—computers and phones and Blackberries—how the news of poetry reaches us in our modern days and ways:

On TV—we’ll talk about Friday Night Lights’s poetry . . .  in the newspaper—the story of a guy who uses poetry to save his life . . . books—Breakfast with Buddha . . . benches . . . on your walk–

Candy wrappers—think chocolate . . . Supermarkets . . . Safeway’s tribute . . . the internet . . . news from you, what you send in, listener pilot philosopher Mr. Tripi today. And we’ll hear news music and update you on the news of trees in Central Park, a continuing story on the Poetry Slow Down.

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April 29th 2012 Poetry Slowdown

I I pass death with the dying and birth with the new-wash’d babe, and am
not contain’d between my hat and boots,
Aand peruse manifold objects, no two alike and every one good,
Tthe earth good and the stars good, and their adjuncts all good.
–Walt Whitman, from “Song of Myself”

This show is dedicated to Thing Two. Or Thing One. Who can tell? Who can

Who is precious and necessary to my heart, sweet mayhem of a late April

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