Delco Symphony-fragment-aft go gang

Fragments The reason I call this Fragments is that this was intended to be an eight Poem cycle, one for each of the new compositions I heard and liked at the Delco Symphony Feb Concert.  However, time and non-inspiration intervened, along with the rest of my life, the best of my life?  Anyway, a much better Poet than myself said “the best-laid plans of ,ice and men aft go gang.

Here’s what I did write and the composer.

Someday, I will find the program and write the rest. or not.


Delco Symphony 2-10-13


Tryptich                                           Merri Lee Newby


Movement 1

This was a courtyard visited

carrying me back to a time before time

in times of kings, earls, dukes

when swords meant something

as did words


Movement 2


Two ancients

with more years in the rear view

than many have in their vision

dancing slowly yet wildly

into the sea, into the sea





Movement 3


Walking singly home in twilight

through the quietest of streets

as though all was Swarthmore

closing at 8pm promptly

except on Friday, when its 9













About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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