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 February 10, Stone Soup welcomes back former Poet Populist Toni Bee, who has forged a bond with Oddball Magazine as part of it’s new podcast. She also has work forthcoming in Spoonful and will be on the upcoming Oddball Magazine panel this May at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Read her poem below and join us this coming Monday.
The beads jiggle under the pot of my arm like boiling water
I hear / it sings it dances / and it sings:
I know the books I know the books I know the books of the books of books
My alarm of baby’s bible versus reminding me there is a God and he alarms us
Matthew mark Luke John acts of apostles roman cori corin Galatians
Always wanted to know it by heart / those souls saved a bit mor’n me – Always wondered how they remembered His books / always knew my concentration was an artist stubbed and born of its own will – refused to commit the salve to memory
Ephisians phillipians collossians thesalonnians thesallonians timiltoy timoty
Purse of beads yells out a word for me to remember for me to know some unseen got the back and front of me as I roll upon this caked river of tar/ as I toddle over graves of those forgotten onna street full of / prospects near a broad way of burning lies
Titan philemeon Hebrews and james peter peter paul john john JuuuuuuuuDe revelation of Johnnnnnn
Backing up to the basics this daughter songs vibrates / the Lord in me reminds e there’s no need to smack whispering wenches who cause destruction / reminds me of the waste of violence remember to keep peace-ing cause…
I know the books I know the books I know the book of the book of books