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Episode 024: Golden Leaves, Common Verdance

Left Hand Poetry

Release Date: 10/08/2020

Episode 025: And I Will Then Be Ashes show art Episode 025: And I Will Then Be Ashes

Left Hand Poetry

After a smattering of absurdity, I've been choosing poems that are, in a word, earnest. This week's selection is no different. From Regret and Opportunity, this episode is the poem "And I Will Then Be Ashes." Though earnest, it takes a turn for what I hope is inspirational, which is something that I have a feeling a lot of us can use.

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Episode 024: Golden Leaves, Common Verdance show art Episode 024: Golden Leaves, Common Verdance

Left Hand Poetry

A quiet moment as I remember watching some trees from my office window when I worked in Washington, DC. "Golden Leaves, Common Verdance" tells the story of this time of year when the leaves change from green to an earthy rainbow of hues and then cascade to the ground, leaving nothing but slender branches moving in the wind.

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Episode 023: In Court show art Episode 023: In Court

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We take a turn to the observational this week, with "In Court." I once spent a morning in the gallery of the local courthouse and came out of it with a day's less vacation time and this poem. The poem itself has undergone a bit of revision since it was first published in "Stand Right, Walk Left."

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Episode 022: To Obtain Duck Sauce - An Essay show art Episode 022: To Obtain Duck Sauce - An Essay

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This week it's an absurd piece on how one goes about getting that peculiar condiment in "To Obtain Duck Sauce - An Essay."

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Episode 021: Blue. show art Episode 021: Blue.

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This week it's an ode to Miles Davis with the title poem from my book "Blue." For more information on this and other episodes, be sure to visit my blog: https://lefthandrob.net

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Episode 020: Cymbal and Drum - Metronaut show art Episode 020: Cymbal and Drum - Metronaut

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This week it's another 2fer, both inspired by my old DC Metro commute. For more info, check my blog: https://lefthandrob.net, & remember to Rate, Review, & Subscribe (& tell your friends, and/or enemies depending on your reaction).

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Episode 019: Opera Bio and Sonic Vintage of the Fourth Formant show art Episode 019: Opera Bio and Sonic Vintage of the Fourth Formant

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This week it's a 2fer, a short prose piece & a poem that lines up nicely, thematically speaking. For more info, check my blog: https://lefthandrob.net, & remember to Rate, Review, & Subscribe (& tell your friends, and/or enemies depending on your reaction).

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Episode 018: Butter and Bacon Fat show art Episode 018: Butter and Bacon Fat

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This week's poem is the tale of a hungry poet selling his books at a farmer's market. Please be sure to leave a rating and review of the podcast after you listen, and if you haven't already - Subscribe! For more information on this episode and other things, check my blog: https://lefthandrob.net.

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Episode 017: Existential Chemistry show art Episode 017: Existential Chemistry

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This week's episode is a weird meditation that survives from my college days, offered up as some dark humor for all the people heading back to college.

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Episode 016: Goodfellow show art Episode 016: Goodfellow

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Inspired by a late night conversation with an actor acquaintance on the back porch of where I lived at the time comes "Goodfellow." Of course, he was playing 'Puck' in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the time, thus the framing of the tale. Enjoy the rhyme scheme and the rhythm. Leave a rating and review to let me know what you think, or catch me on Twitter: @Lefthandrob. Visit my blog for more information on this and other episodes of the podcast: https://lefthandrob.net

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A quiet moment as I remember watching some trees from my office window when I worked in Washington, DC. "Golden Leaves, Common Verdance" tells the story of this time of year when the leaves change from green to an earthy rainbow of hues and then cascade to the ground, leaving nothing but slender branches moving in the wind.

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