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Lady poem – Days of Untrouble

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Days of Untrouble

Realizing my chimpanzee wants to scream
is a relief from assigning words
to my tantrums, monsters in the wild mind
mercury in my pinball machine

When in grace, I think it’s like this:
I unroll my tongue
I unzip my face down to my bowels
I unfold myself onto the clean slate of a table
a salty finger bowl of bled paint and jellied intestines
laid open to the gentle cauterization
of room temperature oxygen

Lips, eyelids, hand, chrysanthemum

You know, thoughts don’t have to do anything
feet are a stone cold path
a meadow runs through the holy cycles
of day, night, stars, gold, silver,
dew catchers, buttercups and
lightning bugs

– Lady, 5.25.19

 

last week’s ego

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

last week’s ego

“It’s time for Smith again (Steven B. Smith), hot on the airwaves (heatwaves!) from Cleveland! And a big thank-you to him for, as usual, waking us up on a Friday with his sharp-edged poems and visuals.” – sez Medusa’s Kitchen editor/publisher Kathy Kieth.

10 fotos 9 poems at Medusa’s Kitchen – http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/08/dark-questionables.html

 

last month’s ego

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

I haven’t blogged my last 2 monthly features on Medusa’s Kitchen. Gonna have to give my ego a shake.

Here’s last month’s, which I particularly enjoyed – 10 fotos, 9 poems (3 of which have audio links).

Per editor/publisher Kathy Kieth – “Thank you, Smith (Steven B. Smith), for your rattlin’ rhythms on this hot Friday in July, rapping to us all the way from Cleveland! Smith’s visuals are always music of their own, too, morphing colors and forms as they lovely-ly do.”

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/07/doing-time.html

 

Smith, old fractal face

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019









 

my 1st A.I. playlist to shuffle – 69 tunes

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Made my 1st Echo/Alexa music play list… now when I do the dishes, I set this to shuffle and have a delightful time.

Had to delete these 9 songs because they didn’t flow well, or were too intense, too long, too down.

Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Piss Factory – Patti Smith
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
Blue Train – John Coltrane
Out Come the Freaks – Was (Not Was)
Call Me The Breeze – J.J. Cale
Life Is A Carnival – The Band
Richland Woman Blues – Bonnie Raitt
Suger Magnolia – Grateful Dead

Smith playlist on Alexa
———————–
01 – Dem Dry Bones – Delta Rhythm Boys
02 – Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
03 – Asha – Bill Laswell
04 – Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
05 – Caravan – Duke Ellington
06 – Illegal Smile – John Prine
07 – Wide Wide River aka River of Shit – The Fugs
08 – Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
09 – Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk w/ John Coltrane
10 – I Feel So Bad – Elvis Presley
11 – Tomorrow Never Knows – Beatles
12 – Everything Is Broken – Bob Dylan
13 – No Expectations – Rolling Stones
14 – Evil Gal Blues – Dinah Washington
15 – Love In Vain – Rolling Stones
16 – April In Paris – Thelonious Monk
17 – Salty Papa Blues – Dinah Washington
18 – Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
19 – St Louis Blues – Django Reinhart
20 – St James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
21 – Harlem Nocturne – Lounge Lizards
22 – Waterboy – Rhiannon Giddens
23 – Love Me Like A Man – Bonnie Raitt
24 – Little Margaret – Rhiannon Giddens
25 – The Future – Leonard Cohen
26 – Just To Satisfy You – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
27 – Mind Your Own Business – Hank Williams
28 – Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Billie Holiday
29 – One More Cup Of Coffee – Bob Dylan
30 – (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams
31 – Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan
32 – Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
33 – Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams
34 – Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams
35 – Swamp – Talking Heads
36 – Two More Bottles of Wine – Emmy Lou Harris
37 – Georgia Grind – Maria Muldaur
38 – (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further – The Doors
39 – Evil Ways – Santana
40 – Jockey Full of Bourbon – Tom Waits
41 – Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right – Ry Cooder
42 – Doors of Heaven – Lucinda Williams
43 – Bitter Memory – Lucinda Williams
44 – Hit The Road, Jack – Ray Charles
45 – Stay – Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
46 – The Dead Don’t Die – Sturgil Simpson
47 – Mighty Tight Woman – Bonnie Raitt
48 – Cream – Prince
49 – The Prodigal Son – Ry Cooder
50 – Keep on the Sunny Side – The Carter Family
51 – God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
52 – Behave Yourself – Booker T & the MGs
53 – Green Onions – Booker T & the MGs
54 – I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
55 – Sun Arise – Rolf Harris
56 – Island in the Sun – Sun Ra
57 – Bird’s Lament – Moondog
58 – You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
59 – Clap Hands – Tom Waits
60 – I’m Moving On – Hank Snow
61 – Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
62 – The Wall Street Part of Town – Ry Cooder
63 – Protection – Lucinda Williams
64 – Walking The Floor Over You – Ernest Tubb
65 – In The Jailhouse Now – Jimmie Rodgers
66 – Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams
67 – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
68 – Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
69 – It’s My Way – Buffy Sainte-Marie

 

where ole ego go ? ? ?

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Donno where ego goed… haven’t blogged May or June’s feature on Medusa’s Kitchen, nor the video of my February reading.

Here’s Medusa.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/05/cool-and-sly.html

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/06/gotta-try.html

 

our dawn walk on the Tow Path trail

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Lady K’s 4-leaf clover bush

 

5 Basho, 1 Buson, 5 Smith

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

a few haiku by Basho (1644-1694)

Inside the temple
visitors cannot know
cherries are blooming

Dew on roses
the rapeseed flowers’ faces
become envious

On a bare branch
a crow settled down
autumn evening

The crane’s legs
have gotten shorter
with the spring rain

Old pond
a frog jumps into
the sound of water

~ ~ ~

one by Buson (1716-1783)

Butterfly
sleeping
on the temple bell

~ ~ ~

and non_haiku by me… Normally non-haiku are senryu, but these probably ain’t even that.

Tokyo, Kyoto
same country, same letters
but oh!

In field
corn over my head
alone with sky

Black cat
saunters saucy
fur so sure of self

Cold pain world
slow soak in hot salt bath
briefly evens up

Dogwood dew,
a tear and fear
affair.

 

monthly feature #41, April 2019 – 10 fotos 9 poems

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

My monthly feature #41 on Medusa’s Kitchen – 1st was December 2015 thanks to poet D.R. Wagner recommending me (he of the late 60’s d.a. levy coterie)

Thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for her generosity – 9 poems, 10 fotos:

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/04/fracking-flux.html

 

9 poems 10 fotos March 2019 Medusa’s Kitchen

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

I’m 2 monthly features and a filmed reading behind blog-wise these past 3 months. My raging ego seems to have gone iffy.

Doesn’t make much difference anyway  since fame abhors my vacuum and the world’s slowly boiling itself in frog soup.

Here is my 40th monthly feature on Medusz’s Kitchen, thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth…9 poems, 10 fotos — http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/03/becoming-one-with-one.html

 

 
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