An Evening of POETRY – JULY 14, 2017
Poets – Dylan Krieger & Tomas Simmons
Pianist – Scott Graham
Donna McKenzie – Doug Williams
Publisher – Ron Starbuck
Reading the works of Saint Julian Press Poets
INTRODUCTIONS & FIRST SET OF POEMS
EROS I I - 34
EROS I I - 35
Nin e t e e n
Summer of ’63
ANTICIPATION OF BLOSSOMS
HE MARKED MY BODY
AFTER JANE KENYON’S BRIEFLY IT ENTERS, AND BRIEFLY SPEAKS
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK – by RON STARBUCK
THE READINGS – PART I
The Body at Rest
What Was There
If Borges’ Lover Had Written “The Plain Sense of Things”
Works from “Giving Godhead & Dreamland Trash
a ritual feeding // in need of meter
THE READINGS – PART II
The Book of J
Near The End
draw one // pick again
THE YOUNG DEAD SAILORS DO NOT SPEAK
BY ARCHIBALD MACLEISH
The young dead soldiers do not speak.
Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses:
who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night
and when the clock counts.
They say: We were young. We have died.
They say: We have done what we could
but until it is finished it is not done.
They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished
no one can know what our lives gave.
They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours,
they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for
peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
it is you who must say this.
We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
We were young, they say. We have died; remember us.
Ron Starbuck is an author, poet, the Publisher-CEO of Saint Julian Press, and an Episcopalian with certain Buddhist leanings who values comparative literature and literary dialogues in many forms.
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