Sheville


Get Free Email Updates!

Get the latest progressive community news & events delivered straight to your inbox.

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Featured Book & CD: TOWARD the CLEARING by Jean Cassidy

Jean describes her poetry as “a choreography of words” as she joins her poetry with musical accompaniment. Her poetry book includes a CD of the poems accompanied by oboe, english horn, flute, piano, fretless banjo, violin, and balafon in the final product that is a beautiful collaboration with regional musicians and readers. Jean’s work has previously been published in the Great Smokies Review, the Online Publication of the Great Smokies Writing Program in Asheville, North Carolina. 

In Ordinary Time        Click to hear Susan Shinn read the poem with piano accompaniment by Lytingale

 

In Ordinary Time        Click to hear Susan Shinn read the poem with piano accompaniment by Lytingale

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.   Robert Frost 

Year after year we await forsythia, 

to see brilliant yellow

florets like tiny fireworks. I spy

peony’s purple velvet

fronds in quiet explosion.

 

But since I’ve been alive

there’s been a back story that competes

with each emergent spring.

A black story that drains color from the sky.

(Do you know the story

about the accidents, the nuclear accidents?)

 

Soon I expect to see daylily, lilac,

viburnum’s miniature burgeoning bouquets

flourish. 

 

The story also begins

in New Mexico, nineteen forty-five

then Greenland  

Britain

Mexico

the Soviet Union and Japan, 

then Baneberry at Yucca Flat

Morocco

nd Three Mile Island  

Chernobyl

Canada

and Zaragoza Spain,

Costa Rica

India

and Tokaimura Japan 

Panama, Thailand,

Fukushima

 

Ordinarily it’s true, crocus, jonquil and quince quietly

arrive      live      flourish

no accident life

goes on…

ordinarily that’s true

 

To purchase the Book/CD click here – Jean @ SheVille.org AMAZON BOOKS OR MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE & CAFE in Asheville  Published by Main Street Rag, Charlotte, North Carolina   Price: &17.95   


  

Trackback from your site.

Leave a comment

Asheville, NC Current Weather
72°
moderate rain
humidity: 88%
wind: 10mph SSW
H 72 • L 70
77°
Sun
68°
Mon
68°
Tue
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Subscribe to Articles