Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Sunday, August 21, 2016

LISTENING AT 33 & 1/3-a poem

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith for the Years of Winter

The crackling sound
like waxed paper unfolding
to reveal a boloney
sandwich, means the sound
is true, original, from their start
from out a cardboard sleeve
of photographs in technicolor
Their voices, so long gone now
so young and hopeful then
ready to blend every note
so fine, so fine.
I feel their presence
In the words, the melody, the tempo
but mostly in the crackling


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“Here I come to save the day.” No, not Mighty Mouse. It’s Yuri Strelnikov, in Katie McFarland Kennedy’s delightful and perceptive Learning to Swear in America. Buy it or borrow it, but be sure to read it.

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