Thursday, March 29, 2018


March 20th
Message from Anonymous Artist
 A Corner of 7th Avenue

March 21st
Gargoyles Everywhere

 March 22nd
Faint Selfie at the knee in a Drawing at Home

March 23rd
New Sign in our Building
 "From the City"
Laughable when we no longer have real fire doors since the replacement doors were installed in the late nineties poorly (light leaks all around), when there is no sprinkler system or connection to the Fire department and who knows when these old fire escapes were last inspected.

March 24th
Night with a moon in fog waxing toward full for the 31st

 March 25th
Palm Sunday at Epiphany
The Catholic ladies made at least fifty of these, enough to mount on the Points of the metal fencing. Hundreds of ribbons with prayers and wishes both personal and planetary, written by the faithful and tied to every juncture, waving in the slightest breeze.
 Signage at the Lutherans

The News
Blessed be these young ones on the move.

March 25th
Out walking with a neighbor
Baruch College Pigeon Perch 4PM
Street light Pigeon Perch 5PM
Neighbor Ron Sherbet
 Delivery man pushes past knocking my camera.
Familiar passing conversation with our superintendent:
I say "Ola Senor Espenal"
(pretty young woman passes)
He responds "I want to get married again"
I answer "Ha! You just want to .... all the young sweeties in the world."
(he giggles as I brush past and enter the building)

March 26th
Stuff got done and in the evening I was downtown
with my regular Writing Group
6 to 8PM

Prompt #1 
(20 minutes)
Something About a Favorite Candy

(long piece written but not yet transcribed)

Prompt #2
(5 minutes)
April Rain Song
by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head like silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes stilt pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain

Sudden Shower
by M. Slater
One sunny late March afternoon it began to rain
Mist carried undulating rainbows on swift winds
Westward into the stillness of a moonless night

I stayed on for an unrelated Thirty Second Slam Event
at the theater on the same floor

March 27th
Cleaning, cooking and storing food mostly
and then it was bedtime

March 28th
Wednesday Morning came and Went
Wednesday Evening was well Spent

March 29th
Throwback Thursday
Politician and poet, Eugene McCarthy is featured in this 2015 thirty five minute documentary titled "I'm Sorry I Was Right". Directed and written by Mike Hazard, the film features poems, a narration by Robert Bly, music by Bob Dylan, Butch Thompson, and Dean Magraw, archival footage, and intimate recordings with the subject. The press called him "Clean Gene" when he ran against the war in Vietnam. "The Needle" was his nickname on Capitol Hill, in honor of his wicked wit. The poet Robert Lowell declared him, "A One-man Greek Chorus." A friend says, "He is Renaissance Man Super-squared."

Some of His Poems

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