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Stone Soup Servings Presents: Jon Voigt

 

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 recently partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

On June 23, open mic performers have the opportunity to not only hear bassist Jon Voigt but also the chance to perform alongside him on the open mic, as Jon’s gift to the audience. For just a small sampling of his work, please check out the YouTube clip below of Jon performing alongside Carol Weston, who performs her poem “Swim To The Moswetuset Hummock,” the text of which appears below and originally appeared in the journal Spoonful.

 

 

Swim To The Moswetuset Hummock

I have come through the slime & barnacle rocks
into the endless room of existence.
The graceful seabird that does not see me
crashes its flutter low across me.
I am the eyes suspended in the water.
I am the breather suspended in the waves.
I am circulation of blood enclosed in skin
Suspended in the water.
I float on the line of perception.
I am the center of a sphere.
I am a speck unseen in the water.
My prow in breast stroke parts the waves,
propelled by the frog-kick of evolution.
I am a head suspended in all the planes of existence.
I am in a pinpoint of winds.

 

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