Poesia

Statue on Exchange Street welcoming you to the Corn Hill neighborhood
Statue on Exchange Street welcoming you to the Corn Hill neighborhood

“I am always trying to get home in dream.” The first breath of Louise’s new poem, published here in the Spanish press, drew me in. Our friend, Pete Monacelli has painted a few hundred paintings with the title, “Searching for Home.” We have a few here that we treasure but what’s with the longing for this mythical place. Isn’t it right here?

And this is what makes the world go ’round. I know the gist of the backstory for Louise’s poem, “Mother at Eighty.” It is unsettling. But that very same material shaped this beautiful poem. “that pale disc of sun on a white clouded day —.”

The accompanying photo, by Matthew Leonard. certainly caught my eye. Louise is standing in front my mugshot series of friends from the 1970’s.

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  1. Author pic in “Mother at Eighty” from Paul Dodd & Leo Dodd at ROC. Perhaps I was talking to you or Peggi; Finally, I realize that art makes fire out of trash 🙂

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