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Justice Putnam Self-Portrait / copyright Justice Putnam

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The playlist for Sunday 31 March 8pm to 9pm Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "Graves In The Grey Rocks" ~~

1 - Mount Madonna Choir -- "Jubilate Deo"
2 - Woods -- "Pick Up"
3 - Iron and Wine - "Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car"
4 - Sibylle Baier -- "The End"
5 - Vashti Bunyan -- "Here Before"
6 - Suuns -- "Sunspot"
7 - Dead Man's Bones -- Lose Your Soul"
8 - Sparklehorse -- "Sea Of Teeth"

Station Break

9 - Pernice Brothers -- "Baby In Two"
10 - Daughter -- "Candles"
11 - I Break Horses -- "Hearts"
12 - Toro y Moi -- "So Many Details"
13 - Local Natives -- "Palms"
14 - Pink Martini --  "Bolero"
15 - Mercedes Peon -- "Maravilha"

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(12-String Ovation Balladeer Astoria, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)

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The men that cut their graves in the grey rocks
Go down more slowly than the sun upon their dusty country:
White as the wall, the weepers leave the town,
To be the friends of grief, and follow
To the new tomb a widow’s sorrow.

The men with hands as hard as rope,
(Some smell of harvests, some of nets,) the strangers,  
Come up the hill more slowly than the seasons of the year.

“Why do you walk in funerals, you men of Naim,  
Why go you down to graves, with eyes like winters,  
And your cold faces clean as cliffs?
See how we come, our brows are full of sun,  
Our smiles are fairer than the wheat and hay,  
Our eyes are saner than the sea.
Lay down your burden at our four-roads’ crossing,  
And learn a wonder from the Christ, our Traveller.”

       (Oh, you will say that those old times
       Are all dried up like water,
       Since the great God went walking on a road to Naim,
       How many hundred years has slept again in death  
       That widow’s son, after the marvel of his miracle:  
       He did not rise for long, and sleeps forever.  
       And what of the men of the town?
       What have the desert winds done to the dust  
       Of the poor weepers, and the widow’s friends?)

The men that cut their graves in the grey rocks  
Spoke to the sons of God upon the four cross roads:
“Men of Genesareth, who climb our hill as slow as spring or summer,
Christ is your Master, and we see His eyes are Jordans,  
His hands and feet are wounded, and His words are wine.  
He has let death baptize the one who stirs and wakens  
In the bier we carry,
That we may read the Cross and Easter in this rising,  
And learn the endless heaven
Promised to all the widow-Church’s risen children.”

-- Thomas Merton
"The Widow of Naim"

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Voices and Soul appears on Black Kos Tuesday's Chile; poetry chosen and critiqued by Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam.

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(Cut Stones and Arch St Ceneri, France / copyright Justice Putnam)

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Question: Who is your audience? What are you here for?

Answer: Tribal Alliances, Heart-felt Convictions, Passionate Reason, Random Abandon, Sustainable Civility and a kiss; to comfort the sad and the mad Ones; the Ones roaming the International section of the American Supermarket at night; or roaming the neglected streets looking for an angry malaprop to sink their teeth into; the Ones who seek without seeking and learn as much as they teach; the Ones who embrace and kiss and embrace again; the Ones who sing the song of the city and the ballads of the forest; the Ones who chant the rhythm of the sea and hum the melody of the desert; the Ones who sing the prayer of Her name and Her name is the World. Yes, those are the Ones.    -- JP

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(Man, Girl and Broken Window Klamath Falls, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)

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(Can you help folks in need heat their homes and cook their food on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Navajo has an important diary posted with all the particulars. Even a small amount can work towards building the minimum.

Could you please help?)

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So that explains it... !

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Sunlight and Water Pitcher Muir Beach / copyright Justice Putnam

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... Or does it?

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(Holy Bible and 3 in 1 Oil Berkeley, California / copyright Justice Putnam)

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(Rail Road Crossing, Sonoma California / copyright Justice Putnam)

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"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises."

 -- Horace

"Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand."

-- Charles Kingsley

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Rest in Peace Aaron Swartz

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(Morning Fog And Surf, Muir Beach, California / copyright Justice Putnam)

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Originally posted to The Justice Department on Netroots Radio.com on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 07:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by Netroots Radio, LatinoKos, and Black Kos community.

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