February 22-28, 2010: Jim Bennett and G David Schwartz

Jim Bennett
info@poetrykit.org

 

Bio (auto)

Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the managing editor of www.poetrykit.org His most recent publication is a poetry collection called “LARKHILL” from Searle Publishing 2009 Jim teaches Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work.

The following work is Copyright © 2010, and owned by Jim Bennett and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


a trick of light

we had watched him for years
each day at the same time
walking up and then back
along Telegraph Road

at first it had been him
his wife and a dog
later just him and his dog
and later still just him

everyday the same
as the subtle changes
forgotten and as it is
becomes as it always was

and as it always was
remains like a shard
lodged as the shadow
of a man

he still walks telegraph road
caught in the corner of an eye
like a trick of light
but otherwise invisible

Dead

she kept him there
for longer than was proper
right or decent
in fact like the marriage
he had been dead
for twelve years
before he realised it

long before that
his friends knew
they saw the skin falling away
smelt the decay
until all that was left
was dust and a few bones
still they all
liked his company
he was a good listener

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G David Schwartz
bethpetersboston@gmail.com

 

Bio (auto)

G David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue Currently a volunteer at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, Schwartz continues to write His new book, Midrash and Working Out Of The Book is now in stores or can be ordered.

The following work is Copyright © 2010, and owned by G David Schwartz and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

 

If Carpenters Were WisdonI

If carpenters were wisdom
And sandstorm had big teeth
I would think about you
With genuine relief


Take This Sound out

Take this sound out and put it in some wisdom
Get the groceries from the store
Be sure be sure, please be sure
to pick up some walnuts, be sure