Category: song

  • V. Sundaram’s A Great Sant from Gujarat and Rajasthan (with rare translations of Dadu bhajans)

    _____         by V. Sundaram     A Great Sant from Gujarat and Rajasthan     I have been inspired to write this article on Sant Dadu Dayal (1544—1603) of Gujarat and Rajasthan by seeing the entry on 22-2-2010 in the Sanatan Almanac (Hindu Calendar rooted in Sanatana Dharma) published by Sanatan […]

  • Ten Thousand Thanks

    _____         Thank you ten thousand times. Just a few hours ago, the most popular post yet here at Clattery MacHinery on Poetry, Alley War Poetry, received its 10,000th hit. That’s a lot of readers for a poetry blog post. I’ve had ten thousand thoughts come and go, about how good or […]

  • The Ghost of the Susquehanna vs. the Curse of the Bambino

    _____ All across the USA, every Red Sox fan knows, that the Curse of the Bambino kept the team from winning a World Series for 86 years–or so they say–a curse broken in 2004. But who or what broke it? How could it be, that the spirit of Babe Ruth was overruled? Here, in 2007, […]

  • Alley War Poetry

        _____     Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, April 15, 1985 Announcers: Al Bernstein and Al Michaels     Alley War Poetry     The pugilists are in the desert, somewhere far from most of humanity and society. They are at a resort, however, a […]

  • The Official Top 20 Countdown of the All Time Greatest Love Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    _____         Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) with a friend I have been reading all the poems I can find by Paul Laurence Dunbar, in order to create another top 30 countdown. Yesterday, when I got down from the hundreds to 55 poems in order, I knew I did not want to lose […]

  • The Gifts of Donald Hall: "Retriever"

    _____     by Donald Hall     Retriever                 Two days after Jane died             I walked with our dog Gus             on New Canada Road             under birchy green     […]

  • Call 911: Beck, Armitage, & Stevie Ray Vaughn Out of the Blue

    _____   Jeff Beck–Going Down (1983, Arms Concert NY)     If I were to say that Jeff Beck is one of the great rock and roll guitarists, thousands or millions of people would be outraged that I did not name him as the single greatest. And here is one of the great rock songs, […]