So the Dad Poet and I will be posting poems by 4 different poets this month (National Poetry Month). You better appreciate this because we’re not very good at it. Anyway, I have 3 poems by William Carlos Williams here. Listen to them below and your day might become 10 times better…maybe.
Today’s Tuesday Tune is by the band The Menzingers (I don’t know why they’re called that) from the electric city (I don’t know why it’s called that) Scranton. Anyway, enjoy!
Today, I just want to pull you away from the news sites and have you cuddle up with me for a bit while we listen to one of my favorite bands. I know how stressful following the Twitter and Facebook feeds can be. And I know how torn we are between the need to stay informed and the desire to throw weighty objects at politicians on the TV screen. Every email in your inbox seems to imply that the world will end if you don’t do something right now.
“Nobody knows how to get back home . . . “
I assure you, there is some balance to be found somewhere between being a concerned citizen, engaged in politics, and just allowing yourself to enjoy what comforts we humans have…
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Jason Reynolds’ blog made me aware that today is World Poetry Day. So, I decided why not record a reading of one of my favorite poems in the world today. So, here it is:
This Is Just To Say
BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
I wanted to post a light-hearted song today. It’s a song from the point of view of a cat. John K Samson has recorded several other songs about the cat too, which I put in the playlist below.
And here is Frank Turner’s cover:
My father does these on Thursdays, but I want to do it Friday at eleven o’clock at night. This poem is technically a love poem. It is a poem about love. In fact it’s right there in the title.
I plan on doing a few more recordings of other peoples’ poetry, and maybe of mine.I am working on a few different projects right now. I might even be published again in a literary journal which I will not name. Anyway, have a nice day.