Shakespeare’s Witches for Halloween

Shakespeare’s Witches for Halloween

Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble” BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (from Macbeth) Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of...
The October Country

The October Country

“October Country . . . that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and mid-nights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars,...
Poem: New Year

Poem: New Year

Rosh Hashanah – Sept 29 thru Oct 1, 2019 published in Twig, Seattle Washington new year. Ned Hayes   Rosh Hashanah comes this year on a day of cool wind, a breathtaking portent of winter taking the world, rude lover tossing the sheets away. in autumn the...
Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

“The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood feels both more prescient and more hopeful than “The Handmaid’s Tale“. In 1985, women’s rights seemed assured and the world described in Gilead was a strange dystopia. Sadly, Gilead seems like a real possibility...
In Memoriam: Poet Jane Mead

In Memoriam: Poet Jane Mead

I Have Been Living by Jane Mead   I have been living closer to the ocean than I thought – in a rocky cove thick with seaweed. It pulls me down when I go wading. Sometimes, to get back to land takes everything I have in me. Sometimes, to get back to land is the...
Art Tells The Truth

Art Tells The Truth

I recently helped to organize a day-long reading of the complete Mueller Report at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. A number of local theatrical artists and local elected public officials participated in the event, and it was a great success. A...