Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A poem for John Perlman

 "Love. Leaf. Light" (for John Perlman

John says the forsythia narrowed to curtain slits,

                                                               in a city of the sun,
made the sage and the rose scent one, &

poet who coincides with Leaf and Light  "telically" strung

  once wrote a sun- or plant- or sage-Love:--
                                                                    a Trilogy!

Appearing to John were even a room lone as the world & poet

                                                                on the Village streets,
  -- every situation never good with him --

  swept once into the heart, age-old and without quietude and

                                                                   a pilgrim's peace

Conrad DiDiodato (2013)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Birthday to a great poet, Frank Samperi, May 19th, 2013

Happy 80th Birthday to my father, Frank Samperi. To a great poet and father who blessed us with his work and his spirit in this world and the other. May his works keep blessing us and the Frank Samperi community continue to grow in numbers.

Some other posts today from Conrad DiDiodato:

Today is Frank Samperi's birthday: he would have been 80. Samperi was a spiritual poet  who struggled for recognition in an era dominated by the Objectivists. I recently attended a Frank Samperi Tribute reading held at 'Beyond Baroque' in Venice Beach, California where daughter Claudia Samperi-Warren gathered a group of poets to read from Samperi's works. I am proud to join Claudia and Samperi readers everywhere in the effort to reintroduce this great poet's writings to the public.

    "Hapless, I shall take
my little bag of necessities and move closer
toward the ivory gate--"
                (from "Song Book")

And Skysill Press:

Thank you to all.
Claudia Samperi