Wednesday Night Poetry Features Susanne Wiley
The 1,773rd Wednesday Night Poetry will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in Kollective Coffee and Tea, 110 Central Ave.
This week's featured poet is Susanne Wiley.
The following is an original poem by Wiley:
by Susanne Wiley
You need not be from Spain
to wear your red dress
The one with magic
sewn into the hem
Loosen your hair
Lift up your skirts and
fling a rapture of ruffles
far into the night
As guitars sing and old men
clap in time to the passion
of your silver heels
against the boards
Be the maker of music
in rhythm with the universe
Send a message that life is beauty..
... Is wonder
Alive with promise
That tomorrow the net we cast will
return full of all the answers we seek...
Of longings fulfilled
And scavengers of the sea
will believe and follow
playing their clawed castanets
In time to the beating of your heart
WNP was established Feb. 1, 1989, by the late Bud Kenny, and has never missed a Wednesday meeting. It claims the title of "the longest-running weekly consecutive open mic series in the country."
Kai Coggin is the current host of the series.
WNP is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.