55mix

55mix PART 1 (44m 08s) Birds Gotta Swim – Martin Mull Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Shipping Container – Ruby Throat Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Life, Life – Ryuichi Sakamoto Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – [...]

State of Mind—December 16, 1992: The playlist

Here are the contents of the mixtape referenced in my previous post… Side A X’mas day in the next life—Yukihiro Takahashi Heartbeat (Tainai kaiki II)—Returning to the womb—David Sylvian/Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Ingrid Chavez Wicked game—Chris Isaak Shiroi machi, aoi kage—EPO No ordinary love—Sade I guess there ain’t no Santa Claus—Barry Manilow Christmas eve—Tatsuro Yamashita Shopping—The [...]

that small smudge of hope (a poem)

The November 6th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to pick a particular line from a particular page of the nearest book, then use that line as the title of the poem—and within the poem, if possible. I started by using my copy of The Daily [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #30 (April 30, 2013)

Today's prompt: "Find a shortish poem that you like, and rewrite each line, replacing each word (or as many words as you can) with words that mean the opposite." For this particular exercise, I chose to work with "Nagarkot", a poem by David Sylvian, from his book Trophies: The Lyrics of David Sylvian (1988, Opium (Arts)). [...]