Poetic entrust

Karim Sulayman, Meredith Kaufman Younger, and their videographed poetry about fear, love, hope and trust.  Watch below and get your mind blown away by the beauty of this simple yet profound work of art.

November finds

Here is what the group recommended during the November, 2016, meeting. FICTION -“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thang Nguyen (Pat & Jessica). -“Cat’s Claw” a China Bayles Herbal mystery, one of a series by Susan Wittig Albert (Pat & Rodger) [Note: Novel includes recipes at the end – Rodger brought delicious curry and cardamom cookies to Read More…

This poem is not addressed to you

  By Donald Justice   This poem is not addressed to you. You may come into it briefly, But no one will find you here, no one. You will have changed before the poem will.   Even while you sit there, unmovable, You have begun to vanish. And it does not matter. The poem will Read More…

The Raven

  By Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my Read More…

Catching up! October musings

Sorry for the multiple postings today, guys! Catching up on Literary duty after a very busy month. On October 14, 2016, our Literary meeting welcomed E.B. Lande, who just published her first novel. Ellen Beth read the first chapter to us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! FICTION -“Bedtime Stories for Grown-Up Girls” by E.B. Lande (Ellen Read More…

Auguries of Innocence

By William Blake   To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour A Robin Red breast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons Shudders Read More…

September readings

We had a terrific meeting on September 9, 2016. Below is most of the literature we discussed. Thank you, Cathy, for taking the time to put these notes together. We really appreciate being able to check them when we want to look for our next book!     FICTION -“The Man in the High Castle” – novel on Read More…

Morning Coffee

By Daniela Caride   Morning came And awoke the crazy man screaming in my ears He’s trapped in my skull He wants to come out Commit suicide by swimming out through slow silent tears   In the kitchen I look out the window The chickadees and titmouses get the last of the seeds in the Read More…

The Giant Moon

By Daniela Caride   Before we could even see her The giant Moon swept the slippery tides Of your sinking sickly self And took you   Darkness unrolled roaring grey rugs Over a timid turquoise Sky Enveloping a vaporizing Earth To snatch you   But stealth and stark The giant Moon cleared crusty curtains Taking on the tides of steam and Read More…

Chimes of Freedom

We had a very interesting and entertaining Literary Society Meeting this morning. We talked about the recent news that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize for Literature a day or two ago, and some members were surprised that his song lyrics could be so well-regarded. I was a very big fan of his music Read More…