Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #31, 2016

[Inspired by Hungry Ghosts’ “Nothing Has To Happen”:] Liquid caress on pallid skin, chill of mist, breeze-buoyed, surrounding. Embrace to erase all cares of mainstream world; a pause in Nature, inhalation as eradication of thoughts destructive. She walks.  What worth money here?  What cost a breath, product without price this air from trees still standing?…

Death Is No Parenthesis: 3 Medical Mysteries In Literature (AmReading.com)

We all come to favor certain authors for a myriad of divergent reasons. However, a common denominator among readers is a touch of intrigue surrounding an author, questions unanswered or unanswerable which draw us in. To this end, Leslie D. Michelson recently wrote on her fascination with medicine and medical mysteries in literature. A woman…

A Poetic Continuance – This, That

Head full of this, that trouble of concern endless. Distraction found in watching light play through glass, shadow birds trapped, flapping around the room where he sits, head full of this, that problem unsolvable which haunted him since long, long ago. A fairytale cruel, almost, the way his life had turned out, sat here alone, head full…

Do You Read More Books Than The Average American? (AmReading.com)

The Washington D.C. based Pew Research Center recently released their reading data for the year. Shockingly, only 73 percent of people in the United States attempted to read one, single book since 2015. Over a quarter of Americans didn’t read a book at all. So, the question is: do you read more books than the…

Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #30, 2016

[Inspired by Over The Ocean’s “I Will Be Silent”:] Dust coating shelves, petal-coated itself from the flowers now dead from that night weeks before. Finger trailing in the dirt, through the memories since then to now, she sinks to the floor, pulling with her a book at random. Pages fall open to words which had so…