Sunday, June 16, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing

Poem: Crows

They make a racket as if there were news/ beyond shadows falling. I could bang pots and shout/ but crows have seventeen calls for warning.

Crows

They take possession of the garden, loiter

beneath the bird feeder, perch on backs

of wrought iron chairs. When the sky darkens,

they assemble in the hemlocks’ topmost branches.

flapping and vexing the air. They are watching

for snow,  for the fox to crawl past the fence,

for the dogs to run in circles in the yard.

They make a racket as if there were news

beyond shadows falling. I could bang pots and shout

but crows have seventeen calls for warning.

They would gather more forces, not let up

until I brought them the keys to the house,

my strand of pearls. They arrive in threes—

this one near the steps twitching its wings watches me

switch on lamps and pull the curtains closed.

Get Daily Updates From The Berkshire Edge!

spot_img

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.

Continue reading

Explore La Biennale Di Venezia 2024 on The Berkshire Edge!

I will be in residence in Venice from April 18th to May 29th. During my time in Venice, I will be a “roaming art reporter” for The Berkshire Edge. There are over 200 exhibitions being held throughout Venice during the Biennale, which translates into exciting art to show up in your morning edition of The Berkshire Edge.

REVIEW: Celtic Baroque band Makaris charms Mahaiwe crowd on St. Patrick’s Day presentation by Close Encounters with Music

They demonstrated their competence with musical forms that rely more on elegance than complexity to achieve their ends. And they succeeded in ways that some of their more "serious" works never could.

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Old Oak’ directed by Ken Loach

Loach has always believed (too sanguinely) in the power of the working class, but his recent work has been much less optimistic about the workers capacity to transform a recalcitrant social and political world.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.