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First of all, thanks to everyone who joined us for the reading of Schiller’s Song of the Bell…it was a lot of fun and quite an adventure to edit as well…smiles.. So we have 34 brave readers that stepped up to the mic and a playing time of 20 minutes. I immensely enjoyed to get to know all your voices…just went on a walk and listened to the reading on my iPhone..and i kept thinking..wow…that’s Laurie, Tash, Stu, Divya, Jane, Glenn..and whew.. it’s just awesome…

So…ta-taa… here is our masterwork…read by (in this order)

Brian Miller, Jane Hewey, Linda Kruschke, Buddah Moskowitz, Hedgewitch, Anna Montgomery, Karin Gustafson, Brian Carlin, Neha Arora, Edward Rinaldi, Dylan Quinnell, Saravinas, Mary Kling, Ginny Layton, Chris Lawrence, Samuel Peralta, Divya, Libithina, Charles Miller, Eva von Pelt, Beachanny, John Alwyine-Mosely, Madeleine Begun Kane, Aimee Levesque, Natasha Head, Glenn Buttkus, Laurie Kolp, Andrew Kreider, CRose, Becky Kilsby, Joe Hesch, Stuart McPherson, Cat Cray, Claudia Schoenfeld

you can listen and download it here

or watch it as a video on FB here

For today’s Poetics we want to follow Schiller’s footsteps. When he was about to write his Song of the Bell, he spent quite a bit of time at the local bell foundry to learn and see as much as possible about the process and also to be able to describe it accurately. It’s said that he sat there on a chair against the wall and watched and asked the master lots of questions. And in his poem, he gives us a god description of the process of making a bell but then also goes far beyond the mere crafting and steps into how the bell would be used and how it accompanies different stations of life.

So for today’s Poetics, which also rings out our celebration week, I invite you to observe someone or something and describe what you see. And of course, you don’t have to stick to the plain facts but like Schiller can go way beyond them…and it doesn’t have to be a complicated process, it can be about just everything what you see on a daily base.. no matter if it is the policeman on the crossroads, guiding the traffic, the man in suit and tie behind the cash counter in the bank, how to cook an indian Butter Turka Dal (that’s what we had for lunch today..) or the waitress in your favorite restaurant, serving drink… almost endless possibilities…

Here’s how it works…

    • Write your poem
    • Post it on your blog
    • Click the Mr. Linky button below, and in the new window that opens up input your name and direct url of the poem
    • Have fun and visit others who have taken the challenge