Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Spastic Monday

photos below from the 49th installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights. salamat sa lahat ng pumunta, nagbasa, tumugtog, at sa isang di naniniwala sa order ng management na "Bawal Umehi Deto". kitakits po ulit sa 50th installment sa April 6! :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Mondays XLIX

featured readers for the 49th installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights tomorrow, March 30 @ mag:net cafe Katipunan re as follows:

1. Angelo Suarez
2. Adam David
3. Leigh Reyes
4. IƱigo de Paula
5. Yol Jamendang
6. Pancho Alvarez
7. Lawrence Bernabe
8. JC Casimiro
9. Pocholo Goitia
10. Carl Clemente
11. Lourd De Veyra

*plus other regular and surprise guest readers.

*readings start promptly at 730 pm followed by the Open Mic sessions @ 930pm-10pm.

*for those interested in reading during the open mic, we will leave a sign-up sheet with Rogel, the bar tender of mag:net cafe. please feel free to sign up and read your work. :)

10pm onwards, Happy Mondays BayaWazakZoundz courtesy of:

1. Johnoy Danao
2. Spastic Children (featuring Lourd De Veyra vs. Jay Gapasin)
3. Valet Parking

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening! Kitakits po tayo. :)

photos below from the second year anniversary of the readings last March 16

Counting Crows

The Struggle between Plenty and Thankfulness

Today when I framed
two crows
in the notch of the ash tree,

I thought of order.
was in the forecast

and presto, rain. Then
three crows
in the field tilted the world

as if imbalance were
a blessing
dropped in the cup I keep

for blessings. Then
four crows
in the grass, five

on the wire, my plate
heaped up
with six crows.

And to give thanks,
to tell God
six crows were enough,

I lit prayer papers
in the garden—
their orange slippers,

their black, abstract
petals like
anti-confetti, like

hopeful ash, like
a thousand crows.
Then, a thousand crows.


Then, a Thousand Crows
Anhinga Press

from Poetry Daily

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mag:net Bandemonium

above are photos of some of the bands that have continued to support the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights, The Years Later Installments, and the Grunge Night. more photos to be posted soon. salamat po! :)