6.12.15

Lordy Lou, but that was a long, unanticipated break for Going Public. Won’t waste time with mea culpas and apologies…I’ll just say…

 

WELCOME BACK!

 

Er…to ourselves. Anyway…lots of audio beauty to share with you today!

 

Night Swingsby A.R. Jardin & Big Truths

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

…recorded with permission of the author and publisher

Copyright A.R. Jardine 2014
Published in 2014 by Big Truths
Back after a long absence with this beautiful and aching piece from A.R. Jardine. My thanks to the author for allowing me to record this piece.

 

 

 

“on reading” by Helen Keller

Read by Sara Mosey

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Sara writes…
Helen Keller expresses her love for learning to read in her autobiography THE STORY OF MY LIFE
read by Sara Morsey

 

 

Saviour Poem, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

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Wayne writes…
Two poems of mine with music (not mine)

 

 

 

Searim Seiðr by ProjectLono

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ProjectLono writes…

Poem written and performed by Bob Beagrie, music by SJ Forth.

*The Dróttkvætt is a poetic form practiced by the Scalds in Old Norse during the ninth century Scandinavia.

Searim Seiðr
(Dróttkvætt)

Turbines tear at skylines
Stitched together by gulls
Fret weaving on wing-lift,
We watch one another

As ghosts weather-grounded
Grappling with apple dreams,
We hoard safe the heart-seeds
Hands held up to heaven.

River ripened verses,
Vacuum wrapped rune visions
Re-sung with the blood’s drum;
Draw crow days in coal-dust

Song-bound to the singers:
Spiral of a sea shell
Tide marooned rockpools
Recall last wave’s caress.

Evening wends homeward,
Hauls Night in its keep-net,
To warm flesh by firelight,
Faces dance in flame-tongues.

Wild eyes watch the crackle
Creeping embers crumble
Knife-edge draws Night’s gullet
Gather round, my Goslings.

Believe that you belong,
Become strong as iron –
Feed full on Night’s carcass
Keep its bones for relics.

Settle down for slumber,
Sleep shall send us stalking
Along seams of starways
Searching for the morning.

 

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 6, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 6 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 gets a mysterious invitation to a masquerade. Those of you who’ve been paying attention should be able to figure out who sent it. Also, his new friend Mr. Nightingale will be attending it with him.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 7, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 7 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.

Well, the masquerade visit pays off for Tom, and in more ways than one. Tom meets with a masked lady, whom he assumes is Mrs. Fitzpatrick. The lady promises Tom that she will lead him to Sophia, if Tom does her one small favor. Tom is only too willing to oblige, and ends up returning to a house with the woman, only to unmask Lady Bellaston! Tom engages Lady Bellaston in a “conversation” that lasts for four hours. While nothing obscene is directly alluded to in the text, the included image (which I’ve censored here) will let the reader know what was clearly understood to the 18th Century reader of this book.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 8, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 8 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 hears the sad story of the relations of Mrs. Miller, who are all sick and dying. Tom, it just so happens, has money to help them out. It’s strongly implied that he got the money by becoming a gigolo.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 9, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 9 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, we find that Tom’s fortunes have improved, after and extended period of meeting Lady Bellaston. Tom is now a well-dressed man about town, but is beginning to feel ennui, but a sense of duty to continue meeting Lady Bellaston.

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