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 7-9 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 6:30 p.m.

On June 26, Ron Goba returns to Stone Soup. He has been performing at multiple venues this year, presenting new poems specifically written for each reading. Read below for the first poem in his Stone Soup selection for Monday, and be in the audience to hear the rest.


mild metronome wild pendulum
bellybulge babyburst
feetup pats patting PoPo
her laugh left here
grieve saying how
wildschildren play
gifting glee to awesinnerear
breast milk succor
countrys homey bits
Fire feeding fire
citys cramped flits
knits topflight fictions
Isaac begging God
barrens Rebekah wombs twins
blackstype inkstape
clears spotons
smears napkins
gardens territorial toad
tigers bogus jungle
misfits sniffs whiffs rim
vims weary vigor
I see tree
watch leaves fall
listen to Vivaldi
arts natural flair
ears eclair photos
pléiads plain pairs
carpe diems duo
constellations shrunk septet
the flesh language of
loves starless sitting room (who
hears calendars
design) I cant
but conceive roots
maximums diverges
minimums mine
No Ideas but in Things
no things but in ideas
no ideas but in ideas
no things but in things
no rings around rings
no one cant but sing
but Ronsard snatched
elevates lyrics
Herrick hatched off
on guard gathers rosebuds
time flying flowers smile
tomorrow dying Yes Yeats
we grow old at
evening in
candles light
ripples echoes waves wares
pots dots flecks speckles
wars horses hacks kneeds
stipels clay I cant re
call no more
who says what
to whom
why births times knots
get me by
thethroat (should
it have been
seize) paws
pour dust
rust busts free
wallow whacks wall
round spheres circle spheres
dead poets dance
brain grows dizzy
busys reels fizzys fizzes
fuzzys frizzies frescoes
force fuses feast
splits eddys spit open
expectorates excrescent beast
OldSunsMaximals FillUpsGlass
NimietysMinimals mono
tones polyphonic gestates
pears geminates (whose
feeble whose
careless whos
responsible) fecklessSun
chewsoutsmog hows in
deeds indeedhow I said it at
The Armory The Cantab
aint so quaint no more
not only now new
but alls
so same bird bathed
sheers novel novice
navels nervy postulate
betcha asses IsaiahGlass
freshgrass pigeons master
piece pass lyrics asorta
narrate dragsnags duds
drudgeries drowses rouses
entices spices circum
sizes slices nices
nicest ether ore harp
sichordic license
gnats gnaws species wizardawe
vices TheEmperor of
IceCream to sneeze
to please passage to nostril
achoo to swallow wholes
hold brines naughty flute
nasals haughty fugato
snorts vibratory ooze
ones sheetlessstreetbooze
sobers un
hales stingyairs
fat FloraFawnys potluckbuttuck
flat u lents curtdirt
gossipsgas flauntsflautistflaws
WintersWarble SpringsTrills SummersStarling
AutumnsMonody spontaneousPans
singsongsolosames at to in
manysouls asif one
Sues death (is
love over
in hearts elegy
does odes ElgarCello prove goes
on) meadows valleys waters
falls faces rivers
lets mouth drinksin
loves last laugh
her smile still shooing woe