Oct. 24, 2005: A BOY AND A GIRL (Joey Coleman)

A much-anticipated hello from MV headquarters in sunny Cambridge.

In addition to not having much editing time of late, I just haven’t been
thinking much about poetry at all. Thankfully ever-astute (if somewhat
recent) reader and distant Lamberti cousin Joey Coleman, of Washington,
DC has provided us with some appropriate lines for this week. He
apparently heard this Octavio Paz (whose name in Spanish means "peaceful
octopus") poem set to music by a well-known choral group, Chanticleer
(whose name in French means "perturbed rooster").

Joey is also an amateur photographer, and if anyone would like to help him
win a prize, feel free to read the addendum appearing directly BELOW this
week’s poem. Best to all,


A Boy and a Girl

Stretched out on the grass
A boy and a girl
Savoring their oranges
Giving their kisses
As the waves exchange foam

Stretched out on the beach
A boy and a girl
Savoring their limes
Giving their kisses
Like clouds exchanging foam

Stretched out underground
A boy and a girl
Saying nothing
Never kissing
Giving silence for silence


Dear Friends and Family:

Could I get two minutes of your time? A local radio station here in DC
sponsored a contest
asking for people to submit "family vacation" photos to win a new digital
camera. I sent in a
photo of four of the Coleman brothers (Joey, Tommy, Chris, and KC – sadly,
Cal wasn’t in the
shot) on vacation in London and it was selected as a finalist! The photo
is below if you’re

Now we just need to get people to vote for the photo so we can win.

To vote, all you need to do is:

1) Send an email to: contests@mix1073fm.com

Subject: Nikon D50 Contest

Message: I vote for photo #3

Signed: your name…

It’s as simple as that! You can also go to:


and see the five finalist photos in the contest. The email address on
that page will allow
you to click on it and send an email directly to the contest sponsors.

I’m not sure what the radio station is doing with the email addresses of
all the people that
send in votes, so you may want to give them a secondary email address to
avoid any spam.

Thanks so much for your help!



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