Sylvia Barnard got to the list first, & read a trio of poems from a recent cruise she took on the Danube River with her daughter Siobhan, including "Durnstein" about Richard III & a castle in Austria; another poem contrasted Mozart with the von Trapp family in Salzburg. I followed with 3 Albany poems, "Sort of a Love Poem" & 2 new Coyote poems, #5 & #6. Mary came back to turn the mic around (duh!) so that Don Levy could read poems from his recent trip to Italy, "Elio" (their driver in Florence), "The Sistine Chapel," & "Assisi." Il papa Thom Francis read a couple of domestic poems, the first to his new daughter (tonight's co-host, Molly), & one about his parents cheating, "Listerine." Sally Rhoades also had a poem about a foreign land, Turkey (is it Europe of Asia?) a love poem to her husband, "Old Love" & a poem about discovering the poetry of "Walt Whitman."
A late arrival -- from out the past, one might say -- was former Albany performance artist Jason Martin, now living in NYC, who did a typical free-style performance (this time without tearing apart the stage -- as he was known to have done back at the QE2).
Old fart poets, younger poets, ghosts from the past, poets moving on, even infant (potential) poets -- I guess this is why I stick around & keep showing up. Poets Speak Loud! is the last Monday of most months here at McGeary's, Clinton Square, Albany, NY -- check AlbanyPoets.com for more information about everything poetic in Albany & elsewhere.