25th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Next Show

September 21

Poet: Margaret Gibson

Music: The Sea The Sea

Opening Voice: Edwina Trentham

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street
Downtown Mystic

Admission $10, Students 21 & Under Free

Call: 860-912-2444
E-mail: info@theartscafemystic.org

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Margaret Gibson


Mornings are best, you wrote, before words, before appetite.

Your words put on a coat and scarf and stand with me outside
in the hushed world.

Snow is silence made visible.

Where hemlocks edge the dark pond, a fox…  intent,
its wind-ruffled russets flecked with silence. 

In an early journal you copied passages from Blake, from Sartre,
Meister Eckhardt—

so that I may listen, so that I may hear. 

Slowly the field takes on the color now of your hair, as does
the fox.  The fox

does not move, yet it grows lighter and appears to float
nearly to the height of the hemlocks,

where it hovers.  It snows harder.  And harder still.

Just down the road from us – in Preston of all places – lives a great poet named Margaret Gibson, and she has just made a new book of poems whose wisdom and courage will do us good.  The book is called Not Hearing the Wood Thrush – a book that Stephen Dunn (who won the Pulitzer Prize a few years back) says is “a great book… by one of our best poets.”

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The Sea The Sea

The Sea The Sea is the singer-songwriter duo which Huffington Post describes as “two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear…”  Chuck e. Costa and Mira Stanley are the young talents who make up The Sea The Sea, a name which they borrowed from Xenophon’s Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coast home after a long arduous battle inland.  “The sea!  The sea!” is their cry of joy.