DAY SEVEN WITH SEAN IN PASADENA
of future real estate purchases and landscaping to perfect his piece of it
Kathy read selections from her book length manuscript, "Traveling Poems", by Kathleen Mary Wilson, copyright 2004. In this series, each poem is preceeded by "indications" as in a musical piece, instructions for reading.
(Confidently, as if beginning a walk.)
When Kathy read the following poem, introduced by its "indications" Sean jumped to put them into action. It was a double, simultaneous reading. Later in the evening we performed it for Rick.
(Quickly and monotonously, yet energetically, like a persistent rain, and in only a few breathes. Both parts could be read aloud at the same time, and then repeated, with the different voices exchanging parts.)
I have found no shelter in the end
from the pulse of the hours in the droning of the rain
I have wakened in the night to the beating on the shelter
which is never any shelter from the rain sound now
what you have done in the rain has made
me only a place for the rain sound to fill
in the end have you found any shelter from the rain sound?
Sean read a poem he likes by his uncle, Kathy's brother Stephen (1950—1994).
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