Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 pm, $5
The Swerve opens the fall season with poet extraordinaire Susan Windle returning to host the evening. On this Labor Day Saturday we’ll celebrate summer’s last gasps with Word Play!—your best poems, songs, short prose pieces, or anything new you want to try out on a warm and willing audience. Bring it on! A jazz back beat by Tank Keitt will become part of our verbal playground. Susan writes, “What a great way to create a spontaneous love song to summer, an invitation to the coming fall, or just to be together, turning, each of us, as the season turns.”
This Thing We Do
with homage to John Fox
When we listen deeply, each to each
you to me and I to you
there is a bridge between us, stretched
across a glistening gorge.
The bridge itself is lovely
a slender, swaying thing
lovely as the snaking river
lovely as the reaching rock.
You and I, a river and a bridge—
that’s what I mean by heaven. That’s
what I’ve been trying to say.