Dawn Potter: For David
The world is personal,
Dawn says. And what heart-scalded person
would think otherwise
Michael Simms: Blue Notes
I think of Fats Waller whose left hand leaped down the keys, showing the path for every jazz pianist who followed, including the great Art Tatum and the minor Billy Joel.
Riad Saleh Hussein: The Bad Guy
And the woman said to me:
You hallucinate too much
The names of fish and seaweeds
You open the kingdom of your brain day and night for the lost caravans of gypsies
Fay Bound Alberti: One is the loneliest number
The history of a Western problem ‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, … Continue reading
Sylvia Plath: Morning Song
Love set you going like a fat gold watch.
The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry
Took its place among the elements.
Video: The Mirrors of Ingmar Bergman, narrated with the poetry of Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath was a fan of Ingmar Bergman’s work. She was inspired by the mood and imagery of the films, and she based her poem “Three Women” on Bergman’s film … Continue reading
Sylvia Plath Reads “Ariel”
Sylvia Plath reads “Ariel”