Dog days of August indeed…great time for POETRY! And Tom Jones, of course 🙂


“And oh — that the man I am might cease to be —” by D.H. Lawrence

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Read by Xe Sands

Xe writes…

Tenth piece in a year-long exploration of Lawrence’s poetry-as-story collection, Look! We Have Come Through!

In looking at this as Lawrence intended – as a continuous exploration, a story of a marriage – I have to conclude that he was a pretty volatile dude, emotionally anyway. Then again, to live that passionately, to love that passionately, exacts a price. Swinging to this extreme immediately after coming through the challenge and epiphany of “First Morning”…well. Exhausting? Exhilarating? Most definitely alive.



Downhill, by Diane Havens

Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

Struck by the swift passage of time as I rode my bicycle through the neighborhood on a recent late spring afternoon.

From my collection WITHOUT MAKEUP (Mary Celeste Press, 2014)



Not My Own, by Temperance.E.

Read by Temperance.E.


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Temperence.E. writes…

Your heart is not my own…



The Dilemma, by Revue (The Poet)
*warning: graphic imagery*
Read by Revue

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Revue writes…

I wrote this with the emerging artist in mind. An artist must struggle before they “make it big”. Some of us are willing to do what it takes to get there, but at what cost?



Tom Jones Book IX Ch 5, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky


Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 5 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.

In this chapter, Tom Jones eats three pounds of beef.

Oh, also Mrs. Waters seduces him, with the “combat” described by the Graces (pictured).

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