Monday, July 09, 2007

Hear the Voice of the Bard!

What is it Blake says in the introduction to the Songs of Experience?

Hear the voice of the Bard!
Who present, past, and future sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word,
That walked among the ancient trees...

Well, I haven't walked among many ancient trees lately, though I did just get back from an outdoor wedding in Philadelphia, where I learned that black suit plus big Canadian poet plus 95 degree heat equals one hell of a schvitz. Had I been bardic enough to see the future, I'd have gone in flip-flops and my best Michael Franti tee-shirt. But you didn't stop by the blog to hear about my travails in Philly. You stopped by to know where you could find one of my old poems in audio form. Wait no more! Check out "The People's Republic of Sleepless Nights", from the Summer '04 issue of Rattle. It's part of an ever-growing Rattle audio archive put together by Tim Green, so if you check in from time to time you're in for an inexhaustible earful.