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The third and fourth-week diarists have changed places this month, as ruleoflaw is going to be away for his usual week. So we all get the treat of one of his poems a week early this month. I (Kit RMP) will do my usual 3rd Tuesday theme for the 4th Tuesday. Enjoy!

       

Kalliope



Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.  


 Join us every Tuesday afternoon at the Daily Kos community political poetry club.

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                            The keyboard is mightier than the sword.    
       


Changed, grown and spread
over trees, over field and fen,
above the reeds on the pond.

Mist-like, it hovers in our heads,
behind eyes it abides. Our ears open,
voices of our inner gods prophesy.

Will you make the elements your enemy?
Lash the earth, spill and spew poison,
choke the life from your own mother?

Why do you foul the nest that shelters you?
Why slap the hand that caresses?
Why punch the mouth that kisses your cheek?

There is no other home for you,
no other welcome, no roof, no hearth
apart from this spherical cottage.

Wipe your feet. Wash your hands.
Look to the rafters and thatch.
Make amends with your ancestors, sleeping in the earth.


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DAY TIME (EST/EDT) Series Name Editor(s)
SUN 6:00 PM Young Reader's Pavilion The Book Bear
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2:00 PM What's on Your E-Reader? Caedy
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Sun (occasional) 9:30 PM SciFi/Fantasy Book Club quarkstomper
Bi-Monthly Sun Midnight Reading Ramblings don mikulecky
MON 8:00 PM Monday Murder Mystery michelewln, Susan from 29
Mon 11:00 PM My Favorite Books/Authors edrie, MichiganChet
TUES 5:00 PM Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left Kit RMP, bigjacbigjacbigjac
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM LGBT Literature Texdude50, Dave in Northridge
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM All Things Bookstore Dave in Northridge
Tue 8:00 PM Contemporary Fiction Views bookgirl
WED 7:30 AM WAYR? plf515
Wed 2:00 PM e-books Susan from 29
Wed 8:00 PM Bookflurries Bookchat cfk
THU 8:00 PM Write On! SensibleShoes
Thu (first each month) 11:00 AM Monthly Bookpost AdmiralNaismith
alternate Thursdays (on hiatus) 11:00 PM Audiobooks Club SoCaliana
FRI 8:00 AM Books That Changed My Life Diana in NoVa
alternate Fridays 8:00 PM Books Go Boom! Brecht
Fri 10:00 PM Slightly Foxed -- But Still Desirable shortfinals
SAT (fourth each month) 11:00 AM Windy City Bookworm Chitown Kev
Sat 12:00 PM You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews pwoodford
Sat 9:00 PM Books So Bad They're Good Ellid

Originally posted to Readers and Book Lovers on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, Rebel Songwriters, and Kitchen Table Kibitzing.

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