Poetry Club Talks…Translation with Sean Dwyer

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zfnbk-f786a8 Topic: TranslationHost: RonPoem: W.S. Merwin’s translation of Pablo Neruda’s “Poema 20”Recorded: January 9, 2021 Dwyer vs Merwin / Poem 20 We have a guest this week! Author, poet, musician, Western Washington University Spanish professor, and host of the monthly Village Books Open Mic Sean Dwyer joins the club today. Under the microscope are twoContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Translation with Sean Dwyer”

Poem: Unfinished Basement

Unfinished Basement By Shannon Laws Figure out how I fit in your world as I discover the shape of your heart push me into your foreign form as the chalk line between us dulls  Memory foam bed faces north in your cold unfinished basement headboard is bare drywall with taped-over nails primer and mud aContinue reading “Poem: Unfinished Basement”

Event: Honeymoon Open Mic

You’re invited to the event of a lifetime… Tuesday, June 19 at 8:30 PM – 10 PM at the Honeymoon,  1053 N State St, Bellingham WA Encore performance! Poet Shannon Laws hosts a Honeymoon poetry OPEN MIC followed by her “You Love Me, You Love Me Not” beat poetry program accompanied by stand up bassist, Greg Sherman. Shannon’s freshContinue reading “Event: Honeymoon Open Mic”

Poem: Mermaid Rosary

  Mermaid Rosary by Shannon Laws   Our Lady of Wayward Currents finds her home off the highway A curious thing to find a candle flame so deep in the bay One o’clock sun sets it off fanned by the hulls of sailor’s vessels Some call it holy to carry a love for the oceanContinue reading “Poem: Mermaid Rosary”

Poem: Metaphor Motel

  Metaphor Motel by Shannon Laws   To break your dry spell Select a stranger well-formed absent of rust Consider the servings and portions of the meal Ready the pan, prime the pump Rest. Repeat. Visit the mill together Break down the wheat ‘til flour dusts the air Mix with matted hair, various dibbles, andContinue reading “Poem: Metaphor Motel”

Poem: Transmission

  Transmission by Shannon Laws   Deep transmissions travel into the springs thumbs at the bass wires as you whisper low Pluck those strings beneath us pulled tight I’ll listen with my skin as it vibrates across my back bounces around the bones of me Sing to me all night

Poem: Many of One

Many of One by Shannon Laws   I’m going to take your hands on date Shhhhh…. It’s a secret I’ll take them to dinner and feed them melons Then I’m going to date your eyes the four of us will visit the pier watch the sunset wait for the first star Your lips are nextContinue reading “Poem: Many of One”

Thailand Rug/Sea Feast 2017

You’re invited to… Sea Feast 2017 September 22-23rd in Bellingham, WA I’ve signed up to FisherPoet the heck out of Sea Feast again! Here is a shanty poem I’m working on for the event.   Thailand Rug by Shannon Laws Take off your dungaree jacket come and sit by the high fire warm yourself forContinue reading “Thailand Rug/Sea Feast 2017”

Poem: Another God

Another God by Shannon Laws I cannot sleep next to you The porch light on the other side of the curtains tricks me awake You look frozen on a canvas, painted in oils by a master, shadows lightly brush your shape I study the back of your head your ear lobe a quiet beating veinContinue reading “Poem: Another God”