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Hiatus

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fragment 511

© Marie Marshall

© Marie Marshall

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fragment 510

© Marie Marshall

© Marie Marshall

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Noh (the treachery of poetry) 11

© Marie Marshall

© Marie Marshall

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Superhero speculation noir

small stones - Superhero speculation (noir)

Thank you Eric, thank you Richard Thompson. © Marie Marshall

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Membranes of Marrakesh

words © Marie Marshall image © Membranes of Marrakesh

words © Marie Marshall
image © Membranes of Marrakesh

I often say that the strangest place I have ever ‘published’ a poem has to be the time one was etched into an African drum, which is now at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The poem was called ‘Djembe'; I wrote it several years ago, and that’s it above. The image I have used to accompany it shows the raw, waiting bodywork of drums made in the same workshop as ‘mine’ was. If you click on the image you will be taken to a fundraising site for the workshop’s new project. They hope to give away 100 drums at the Burning Man festival in Nevada this year. Have a read through their promotion and watch the video. If you can help this celebration of giving please do, even if it is only with good vibes and good wishes. Thank you.

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© Marie Marshall

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from: War Song of the Army of the Rhine (La Marseillaise)

Liberte

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, tr. Marie Marshall.

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, tr. Marie Marshall.

* I’m aware that the final two lines of the refrain have two possible contradictory translations.

If you would like to sing along, please click this link.

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fragments 508a, 508b, and 508c

© Marie Marshall

© Marie Marshall

Meanwhile back in New Orleans, Doctor Who visits Buddy Bolden.

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In Templeton Woods

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© Marie Marshall

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