Stone Soup Servings Presents: Bill Perrault

 

Stone Soup Servings is a regular series for Oddball Magazine that features upcoming performers at Stone Soup Poetry, the long-running spoken word venue in the Boston area that has partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry now meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery’s new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. The open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

This Monday, Stone Soup features Bill Perrault, who is celebrating his eightieth birthday this month. Read his sample poem below and see him read tonight with Carol Westion.

 

Edith

I’m falling asleep
With my brain
Innoculated with thoughts
Of Edith Stein
It rythms with beer stein
I drank beer in Deutschland
Munich, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg
Where Napoleon rested
On his way to Russia
It didn’t work out for him
But Edith, poor loving soul,
To be grabbed by the devil himself
As was the Mother of ten
In Ireland, The Missing
A pearl gleaming in the night
We remember, we are singing
We remember the disgusting behavior
Of murderers possessed by
The Devil himself
How many have to disappear
Forever
So we remember Edith
And the many mothers
Who die in the arms of terror?
They hide, don’t tell
We have to make our evil go away
Into the next world
Or we will kill you
The truth reveals who they are
Murderers have no regret

 

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