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Episode 103: The Lure - Cool Breeze

Left Hand Poetry

Release Date: 01/22/2021

Episode 114: Accompanist show art Episode 114: Accompanist

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"Accompanist" was born out of the experience of attending intimate acoustic music performances.

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Episode 113: Eye Opener (An Easter Poem) show art Episode 113: Eye Opener (An Easter Poem)

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A late delivery this week thanks to some roadwork; for all the information, visit my blog: https://Lefthandrob.net

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Episode 112: Hubris and Roller Skates show art Episode 112: Hubris and Roller Skates

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This week, an ode to Physics

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Episode 111: The Growing Season show art Episode 111: The Growing Season

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Sad, wistful, metaphorical even. "The Growing Season" is a poem I wrote while going through some things many years ago, and now I'm sharing it with you! Well, to be fair, it's been available in my book "Blue." for a while, so.

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Episode 110: Pistachios and Life show art Episode 110: Pistachios and Life

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After last week's dramatic reading, I chose something more dialed back, though philosophical in nature. I also promise that I wasn't high when I wrote these poems -- this is how my brain naturally works, if you haven't figured that out for yourself by now. "Pistachios and Life" and "A Response to Pistachios and Life" punch above their weight and while it's well-trodden ground, it's also a universal experience we've all shared. Right?

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Episode 109: Fracture show art Episode 109: Fracture

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Things get a little personal this week with "Fracture." I get low-grade headaches fairly often (yaayyyyy) but rarely, a full-blown migraine comes on. Less so now that I've learned to avoid certain triggers, but the experience inspired this poem. Also, Trigger Warning: If you're a migraine sufferer, listen with caution.

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Episode 108: Retinal Pressure in the wild on Mars and Adherence to Stricture, or Perseverance show art Episode 108: Retinal Pressure in the wild on Mars and Adherence to Stricture, or Perseverance

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It's a couple of mouths-full of titles for this week's episode, a tribute to NASA and the JPL for all their hard work in getting another rover onto the surface of Mars. Well done all!

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Episode 107: Why Do Men Go to Sea show art Episode 107: Why Do Men Go to Sea

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As promised, this week it's the later version of the same draft that I forgot to remove from my list of draft poems. It's in many ways the same poem, and maybe in my next book I'll blend the two together and make some sort of super poem from them. Anyway, it's a nice little bit of verse and I'm happy to have shared it with you. I'll close on this by quoting John Mulaney: "Well that's the same joke twice!"

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Episode 106: Prayer for the Eternal Wanderer show art Episode 106: Prayer for the Eternal Wanderer

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"Prayer for the Eternal Wanderer" is the first of 2 versions of the same poem. Next week I'll present the latter version.

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Episode 105: Clean Sweep show art Episode 105: Clean Sweep

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Some winters back, when I lived in a very old house with an old furnace plugged into an even older chimney, the gas meter reader came out of my basement with some bad and dare I say life-threatening news - there was a big build up of carbon monoxide around the furnace. What happened next was ... well, that's why you're here this week! Enjoy "Clean Sweep," and stay warm and safely cozy, friends.

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After the last few up and down weeks that we have had here in the States, I wanted to offer up a poem written after one of the most peaceful moments of my adult life - surf fishing at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I've only done it once, and I'd do it again give the opportunity (and the loan of some gear!) It was a gorgeous summer day and just being there was - well, listen to the podcast. "The Lure" covers those events. Along for the ride is "Cool Breeze," a shorter poem that I think pairs well with "The Lure."

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