The Wisdom of Trees

Walt Whitman on what our silent friends teach us about being rather than seeming by Maria Popova edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions, “then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Two generations earlier, a different … Continue reading The Wisdom of Trees

MisChief with Loki

by O Society August 24, 2019 Kalandra — Helvegen https://youtu.be/o6by9cl24Cw What do the Runes say? Norwegian—————————————————--English translation Hvem skal synge meg—————————————Who shall sing mei daudsvevna slynge meg———————————-into the death-sleep sling menår eg på Helvegen går————————————When I walk on the Path of Deathog dei spora eg trår er kalda, så kalda—————--and the tracks I tread are cold, … Continue reading MisChief with Loki

Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight

I'll tell you the story of Donny the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand … Continue reading Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight

Haiku from the Void on Poetry Corner Street Fight

And now for something completely different: on Poetry Corner Street Fight we have one of our O Society people called the Spicerack doing some haiku on you - as in verbal kung fu - with yours truly, nailing the jisei landing. by Daniel Spicer and O Society What for do you look? There is nothing … Continue reading Haiku from the Void on Poetry Corner Street Fight

When Bob Dylan Hung Out with Jimmy Carter

  PLAYBOY: We began this discussion of your movie by comparing film makers to painters. Were you as interested in painting : as in, say, rock music when you were growing up? DYLAN: Yeah, I've always painted. I've always held on to that one way or another. PLAYBOY: Do you feel you use colors in … Continue reading When Bob Dylan Hung Out with Jimmy Carter

Thor’s-day with Vikings

by O Society The word "Thursday" comes from Thor of Norse mythology. Today, we're meditating on a singer called Wadruna (Einar Selvik), who is old-school, keeping the traditions alive with his amazing voice. https://youtu.be/8UPUPDo20nM Völuspá is Old Norse, skald, the first poem in the poetic edda Lyrics: Hljóðs bið ek allar helgar kindir, meiri ok minni … Continue reading Thor’s-day with Vikings

Musical Interlude with Vikings: Helvegen (Path of Death)

https://youtu.be/cg0TQyjdHJ0 Old Norweigan—————————————————--English translation Kven skal syngje meg—————————————Who shall sing me i daudsvevna slyngje meg———————————into the death-sleep sling me når eg på Helvegen går————————————When I walk on the Path of Death og dei spora eg trår er kalde, så kalde—————and the tracks I tread are cold, so cold Eg songane søkte——————————————-I sought the songs Eg … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Vikings: Helvegen (Path of Death)