Quieter week around these parts…some original poetry from Diane Havens & Wayne Gatfield, and late to party but better than never, Tom Jones, and a humorous revisiting from years past.



Gardening, by Diane Havens

Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

One of my many garden meditations.

From my collection WITHOUT MAKEUP.


The Poet and His Muse, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

A new poem by me with music



Man Uses Tazer on Himself

Read by Xe Sands


Xe writes…

…cue the muzak…

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by.

*sigh* Technical difficulties have thwarted my efforts to get a decent recording out this week. And then a truly foul mood thwarted any post-technical issues attempts. Which, come to think of it, should have worked in my favor as the Lawrence poems on deck for this week were of the foul mood variety. Yeah, no dice. And poorly delivered poetry is worse than none. So.

So here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna go with one of my personal faves from year’s past. A bit of humor. And complete stupidity rendered hilarious by the author of this piece. Yes, there is some profanity, so be prepared for that – but honestly, it’s worth it.

So without further ado: Man Uses Tazer on Himself.
“Note: there is no such things as a ‘one second burst’ when ya use a tazer on yourself…”




Tom Jones Book IX Ch 3, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 3 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Tom and the woman arrive at an inn in Upton, but are no sooner arrived than they get assaulted by the innkeeper and his wife, who are trying to maintain as decent an establishment as possible. Considering Tom has arrived with a topless woman, they have their suspicions about what’s going on. The fight is described in Fielding’s trademarked mock epic style, with the goddesses Victory and Fortune both arriving to lend a hand. However, the fight gets cut short by the arrival of a woman and her servant arriving at the inn in cognito, while Tom and Partridge recover from the fight.

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