Charles Olson and the Counterculture of the 1950s and ‘60s by Craig Stormont

…………Charles Olson’s Maximus Poems include frequent mention of polis, taken from the ancient Greek city/state, but his use of the term polis refers to a more rewarding and beneficial way of life than that which he observed, particularly in Washington D.C., where he abandoned a promising political career. His idea of polis refers to “a … More Charles Olson and the Counterculture of the 1950s and ‘60s by Craig Stormont

Rain Swept by Stephen Jarrell Wlliams

Rain dripping off trees Clouds already opening to a stark blue sky Leaves with a new shine Heavy flutter dance Lime-green tint between the blades of grass Water trickling down little levels of earth Backyard puddles reflecting light Passing into night and moon and a firefly breeze Coaxing forgetfulness into contentment Spring water filling the … More Rain Swept by Stephen Jarrell Wlliams