sexta-feira, 25 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: Without Discussion

Samuel Amadon

Without Discussion

What people said, what left the table dark.
None stayed inside the house, nor close around.
Each direction its direction bound.
Like when you leave the arcing thing to arc.
Like papers gather papers in the park.
We note the wind is what can't hold the ground.
While hearing transfer stations fill with sound.
And let the city alter a remark
a little further from explaining what
was meant. A creak again or just a creak
right then. Like leaning forward on the cart.
A structure falls to stay its every strut.
I'd like to speak. I said I'd like to speak.
And someone sighs, they broke the silent part.

Concerto do dia: Moita Fest

segunda-feira, 21 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: The Moment

Marie Howe

The Moment

Oh, the coming-out-of-nowhere moment

when, nothing


no what-have-I-to-do-today-list

maybe half a moment

the rush of traffic stops.

The whir of I should be, I should be, I should be

slows to silence,

the white cotton curtains hanging still.

sábado, 19 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: Who goes with Fergus?

W. B. Yeats

Who goes with Fergus?

Who will go drive with Fergus now,
And pierce the deep wood's woven shade,
And dance upon the level shore?
Young man, lift up your russet brow,
And lift your tender eyelids, maid,
And brood on hopes and fear no more.

And no more turn aside and brood
Upon love's bitter mystery;
For Fergus rules the brazen cars,
And rules the shadows of the wood,
And the white breast of the dim sea
And all dishevelled wandering stars.

terça-feira, 15 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: The Coming of War: Actæon

Ezra Pound

The Coming of War: Actæon

An image of Lethe,
and the fields
Full of faint light
but golden,
Gray cliffs,
and beneath them
A sea
Harsher than granite,
unstill, never ceasing;

High forms
with the movement of gods,
Perilous aspect;
And one said:
"This is Actæon."
Actaeon of golden greaves!

Over fair meadows,
Over the cool face of that field,
Unstill, ever moving,
Host of an ancient people,
The silent cortège

sábado, 12 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: The Uses of Poetry

William Carlos Williams

The Uses of Poetry

I've fond anticipation of a day
O'erfilled with pure diversion presently,
For I must read a lady poesy
The while we glide by many a leafy bay,

Hid deep in rushes, where at random play
The glossy black winged May-flies, or whence flee
Hush-throated nestlings in alarm,
Whom we have idly frighted with our boat's long sway.

For, lest o'ersaddened by such woes as spring
To rural peace from our meek onward trend,
What else more fit? We'll draw the latch-string

And close the door of sense; then satiate wend,
On poesy's transforming giant wing,
To worlds afar whose fruits all anguish mend.

sexta-feira, 11 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: Exoskeletal Gesture

Eric Baus

Exoskeletal Gesture

Venom erupted from the trees when the vital system of the brook reset its serum stem.

Can suspended snakes compose a more careless music? Do two detached wings count as an

exoskeletal gesture? A hiss is the sound the sky would make if these leaves revived their flight.

segunda-feira, 7 de março de 2011

Poem of the day: Chita Ground

Sandra Doller

Chita Ground

The blazes mine
Chita ground
been flown
been hampered

Authorities say
to the East
a blue camouflage gold
gold mine

"The cause of the fire is not yet unclear."

The company owns the mine
—not yet unclear—
the bodies of 12
12 miners there
there clear

"My brother's there.
I can't say anymore"
some said saying

Most popular
trapped miners
the other guys
Russia's gold
got smoky
got baskets

One miner described

Have breathing devices
have many accidents
have the bosses
have happened

Have since been flown
after the blaze unclears
unclear miners flown
down above the ground.

sábado, 5 de março de 2011

Album of the month: Evergrey - Glorious Collision

Welcome back, Evergrey, we've missed you. Or at least, I have. Glorious Collision is the new Evergrey release, it came out in February. I'm not gonna say if it's good or bad, it's still to early for that. I might do that some place else, some other day. For now, I'm just commemorating the music of Evergrey and welcoming a new album. Regardless of what is is, Evergrey will still be a dear band to me. I'm very fond of them. They wrote a page on progressive metal history as one of the most creative dark prog metal bands that ever lived. They are going through a restructuring period as well, so one can really ask them the world at this point. Let's just hope they continue to give us new music that is exciting and interesting.

Evergrey, Glorious Collision, album of the month.

Poem of the day: Sonnet—Silence

Edgar Allan Poe


There are some qualities—some incorporate things,
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold Silence—sea and shore—
Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,
Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces,
Some human memories and tearful lore,
Render him terrorless: his name's "No More."
He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!
No power hath he of evil in himself;
But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf,
That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod
No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!

quarta-feira, 2 de março de 2011

Poem of the day:The House

Richard Wilbur

The House

Sometimes, on waking, she would close her eyes
For a last look at that white house she knew
In sleep alone, and held no title to,
And had not entered yet, for all her sighs.

What did she tell me of that house of hers?
White gatepost; terrace; fanlight of the door;
A widow's walk above the bouldered shore;
Salt winds that ruffle the surrounding firs.

Is she now there, wherever there may be?
Only a foolish man would hope to find
That haven fashioned by her dreaming mind.
Night after night, my love, I put to sea.

terça-feira, 1 de março de 2011

Musical Recommendations: Intronaut & Klone

It has been a while since I have recommended albums here. I miss that. I haven't had as much time to do that as I would like to. But here I am. Both albums are from 2010 and I missed both of them last year. It was such a reach year as well for prog. So, at the beginning of the new year I'm going back in time and rescuing some of the albums that were released last year and see what I've missed. I rarely listen to a whole lot of new albums in one year, I focus on the albums my favourite bands release that year. I might find some album here or there that I want to listen to for a particular reason, but generally speaking, I take my time to discover new bands and new albums. These two bands are new to me. I have never heard of Intronaut or Klone until I found out about these two albums I'm suggesting. These are not your typical metal bands, they are underground but luckily some people are still spreading the word about them and it got to me. Oftentimes, the good metal you find is unknown to most metalheads, although that's not always the case. But here, they are definitely worth checking. I hope you enjoy them. Musical recommendations are back!

a) Intronaut - Valley of Smoke

b) Klone - Black Days