Aspen Poet's Society http://aspenpublicradio.org en Poem: For My Father http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/poem-my-father <p><strong>FOR MY FATHER</strong></p><p>My father said everything</p><p>when he whistled his way home</p><p>in the dust of a square evening,</p><p>that held the trail of a shooting star&nbsp;</p><p>in the violet sky.</p><p>A Peter Pan in work boots,&nbsp;</p><p>his cap set cocked-back,</p><p>his one-seeing eye tangoing&nbsp;</p><p>to the tune of “It’s Only Make Believe, I Love You”</p><p>above the crunch of gravel underfoot.</p><p>He should have moved to the Crazy Mountains</p><p>worn a bowler</p><p>learned to play the viola&nbsp;</p><p>Instead, he drew the bow of a welder</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:05:27 +0000 Laurie James 17469 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Poem: For My Father Featured Poets http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/featured-poets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Centuries after the Greeks celebrated poetry readings as part of the original Olympics, poetry is alive, well and thriving.&nbsp; From the classics to hip-hop and slam, people are writing and reading poetry everyday.&nbsp; Poems, like little word pictures say so much in so few words.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to the Aspen Poet’s Society the spoken word is heard year round at monthly live poetry readings. &nbsp;One of the highlights of these monthly live poetry readings is a featured poet; sometimes local poets other times poets visiting to read their work. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Roger Adams 17071 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Featured Poets