Radio poetry-related postings today.
Firstly – Wladislaw Szlengel and ‘What I Read to the Dead.’ (In translation, never fear.)
Secondly (and technically drama, but it’s drama about John Donne, so plenty poetic) Afternoon Drama with ‘The Flea.’
Sorry for the lapse, internet folks. Holidays! Anyhow, today we’ve got some Gertrude Stein. A couple of them, since you’ve had to wait so long.
‘A Little Called Pauline’
A little called anything shows shudders.
Come and say what prints all day. A whole few watermelon. There is no pope.
No cut in pennies and little dressing and choose wide soles and little spats really little spices.
A little lace makes boils. This is not true.
Gracious of gracious and a stamp a blue green white bow a blue green lean, lean on the top.
If it is absurd then it is leadish and nearly set in where there is a tight head.
A peaceful life to arise her, noon and moon and moon. A letter a cold sleeve a blanket a shaving house and nearly the best and regular window.
Nearer in fairy sea, nearer and farther, show white has lime in sight, show a stitch of ten. Count, count more so that thicker and thicker is leaning.
I hope she has her cow. Bidding a wedding, widening received treading, little leading mention nothing.
Cough out cough out in the leather and really feather it is not for.
Please could, please could, jam it not plus more sit in when.
Was a disappointment
We say it.
Study from nature.
It is very likely.
They said so.
Of turning around.
I will wait.
Ooh, lookee you. Lots today. Granted, they’re all haikus. But there are 5.
Again, shamelessly stolen. This time from McSweeney’s.
One sea cucumber
Seventeen sea cucumbers
Dogen flea market:
Eagle keychains are eagles
Mountains in their eyes
Used bookstore glances
The gathering distance mounts
The internet breeze
Pushkin in a dream:
Air conditioner repair?
You do not need this
Standing in Boston
Smoking outside the bookfair
I long for Boston
Today – again something rather out-of-the-ordinary for those of you who know my taste in poetry. But this is great. Just great.