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Thursday, August 9, 2012

POETRY READING @ DOGSTAR BOOKS

Since I am in the process of publishing a book of poetry, I wanted to see what the community of poetry writers were saying and putting out to the public. I've been to a few readings and last night was a regular monthly meeting at Dogstar Books in Lancaster. It is held the second Wednesday of every month and I heard good things about it. The guest reader was Carol Clark Williams, The "Godmother" of poetry in the York area. She has given many years to the area spreading her love of original works by local poets, including her own. I really enjoyed her ode to shoes titled,

"Patiently Perfect"

with her permission, here it is -

Moth in a quest for fashion's fire,
With sculptured hair and fair attire,
The woman seeks her first desire,
The perfect pair of shoes.

So polished she can see her face,
They'll take her almost anyplace.
She wears them with panache and grace,
Her high-gloss, high-heeled shoes.

Her gentleman is erudite;
His brains are thick with thoughts of flight,
But he can't understand it, quite-
The wonder of her shoes.

If, in a sudden turn of luck
He walks into a garbage truck,
She will not see him getting stuck...
She's buckling her shoes.

Reflective goddess, head to toe,
From shoulder pads to spangled bow-
Her mirrors, and all women know
The splendor of her shoes.

There is a whole other world of local writers that I hope anyone who enjoys reading, poetry or otherwise, will enjoy and support.

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