On Thursday, the Stone Soup Stagecoach made a stop at Harvard University thanks to Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Robinson Hall was a little off the beaten bath, but we were joined by Michael Igo and at least had a round robin between the three of us, including Melissa reading from There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker, which made me think of "The Breathing, The Endless News" by Rita Dove. Mix, shake, make stuff up (i.e. I know nothing about chameleons and didn't look them up), and you have the poem for
The Gasp of Old News
Poets and chameleon's need air
and space to change and learn.
Isolated, under cover, both turn
charcoal, assess misanthropy,
weigh over grudges and mercies,
find both were equal weight
and brought us down quicker,
waiting for another imperfect savior
in crystal colors, a contact faith healing.
make us translucent, before we turn again.
|Pictures of the participants is all the set list we need this week.|
Special thanks to Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Michael Igoe.