THE POETRY SLOW DOWN
as a New Year rolls in on sound waves of poetry:
I COULD DRINK A CASE OF YOU (AND STILL BE ON MY FEET): you, Life, are that light, that kind of light we celebrate today on our Poetry Slow Down . . . our show today “highlights” the lyric troubadours who express the meaning of love and light and dark in our lives in our greatest times of strife and struggle and trying to live up to the possibilities of life itself, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Eva Kassady, Joni Mitchell, Grateful Dead, Turtles, Ewan MacColl (Peggy Seeger, Roberta Flack), Christina Aguilera—
- B! I’m wondering . . . Jacques Brel? Bob Dylan? Edith Piaf? And . . . yes, yes, yes . . . all to come in the coming year . . .
GOOD LOOKING: PRESENTS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, RE-GIFTS: HERE FOR THE PRESENT, POETRY FOR THE HERE (HEAR HEAR!) AND NOW, A Winter Solstice show during the Ursid meteor shower, in which we consider the immortal Ramona the Pest—Beverly Cleary’s four-year-old, Thornton Wilder’s twelve-year-old Emily, Elizabeth Bishop’s old fish and moose, Mark Doty’s long-dead crab, Marilyn Nelson’s dust, Gerald Stern’s kitchen sink, Ray Bradbury’s hidden Mars, Pablo Neruda’s veggies, Henry David Thoreau’s ice-covered pond, and the philosophy of William Stafford and Raymond Carver and T.S. Eliot and Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare, and me, startled and reeling from my own hard lumps walking into a sign reading Danger! Look Out! Continue reading
MUSIC: Tiptoe Through The Tulips, ANY VERSION
You heard right! Yes ma’am! It’s time to celebrate Emily Dickinson’s birthday, and so we are, with her poems on flowers, and her mind on flowers, quite possibly a flower, and not a shrinking violet, but a sensibility that is transcendant . . . Paul Simon sings in our show’s theme song, let the morning time shine all its petals on me, well that’s our confetti celebration today–
I quote: December 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Public Library, PG Poet in Residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg, will present “NOBODY KNOWS THIS LITTLE ROSE:”, THE SECRET LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON-REVELATIONS IN EMILY DICKINSON’S FLOWER POEMS.
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THE POETRY SLOW DOWN
Dr. Barbara Mossberg
Produced by Sara Hughes
December 7, 2014
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