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August 6, 2010

Paul Squires aka GingaTao is my favorite poet of the bloggosphere, and one of my favorite poets ever. I was reeling with news of his accidental death at 46 last week when, less than 24 later, my mother, Suzanne Lawrence died. Both deaths are shocking, unexpected, too soon: they had so much to give to the world still.

I love his poem “Listen” so much that I am hoping to share it somehow at my mother’s Celebration of Life on Sunday at the Ventura County Museum; Below is a link to a podcast of one of my favorite poems of Paul’s; I love hearing him read it. Here’s a link to the text of the poem.

“Listen” will always be one of the centrepieces of my writing but it is incredibly difficult to record well because it is about the relationship between sound, meaning and the mystical. But Mary P. was the first to make a request so here is another attempt at it. There will probably be many more and I am resigned to never getting a recording of it that I think is close to finished. (Oh and … Read More

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  1. August 6, 2010 9:14 am

    Ditto with favourite poet of the blogosphere and one of my favourite poets ever (well probably my favourite ever too). It’s a wonderful poem, reading and it will be lovely to share. I couldn’t download it properly here but went to the original and heard it again. Take care Gwendolyn.

  2. August 6, 2010 11:34 am

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

  3. August 7, 2010 1:23 am

    Heartfelt condolences to you.

    Listen is also one of my favorite Paul Squires poems. I can’t seem to hear it enough. So much joy in the listening…

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