First up was Sylvia Barnard with a new poem about turbines in Sicily, "Wind," then a poem about the Temple at Delphi, Greece. I read yet again my new poem "The Leprechaun's Cottage" then a non-Valentine's Day poem "The Meaning of Roses." Carolee Sherwood's 2 poems were new, the 1st a pantoum based on a Frida Kahlo painting, "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace & Hummingbird" then "Mother Downtown with Bows & Arrows." Tess Lecuyer tried to jump-start Spring with "April Understanding" & a bouquet of Spring haiku. Cheryl Rice was up from Kingston & read one of her Albany poems, "Community," from Moses Parts the Tulips (A.P.D., 2013), then a poem based on an old photo, "On Horseback." Mike Jurkovic was Cheryl's driver & read a poem about being on a train with a car full of coughing & hacking passengers, "Bio-hazard," then a Jain-like meditation about killing a bug that might change the universe.
|Boys hanging out: Avery & Kevin|
This happens, in one form or another, each last Monday of the month at McGeary's on Clinton Square in Albany, NY, near where Herman Melville lived as a young boy, check albanypoets.com for details.