Scraps of Faith – Audio


Jerry Specht* reading Scraps of Faith: 54 Poems of Lucius Furius.

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1.

To My Son

I Say There Is No Physical Beauty

Isn't Life a Pile of Shit?

The Bushman Speaks


2.

No Garden Flowers for Me

Grandma's Funeral

Oh Gretchen, Wherever You Are

Reservoir (Night)

Be Free, Kathy

Reservoir (Day)


3.

I Left My Mittens in the Smokies

Herr Generalfeldmarschall Rommel Takes Cyanide


4.

Mr. Taylor [Mr. Thomas]

The Draft


5.

Laguna Beach

Goddesses

Bobby


6.

Poet on Deathbed Recounts Close Shaves

Spankings


The Poet Talks to His Former Loves


7.

Swan-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

A Youth Addresses the Council


8.


A Charm

But Still

I Should Have Known

Here's to Those Who Suffer Voluntarily

9.


I Will Forget You, Presently

Melissa

Letter to Sophie

10.


In Champaign

That Magic Summer

11.


What's True

In the Fullness of Time


12.


My Children, As You Leave Home Little by Little

Love Is Not All


Babylon

13.


Girl of the Tzabarim Dance 

This One Blink 

Star-stuff 

The Body's Machinery 

What Taxes Me 


14.


I Miss You


Sickness and Art


Now You Will Feel 

We Remember 

Never Transplant a Poet's Heart 


15.


Adam and Eve 

Pocahontas 

John Brown 


16.

A Poem of the Millennium 

17.

Oh, Dad  


18.


A Memorial Poem for Rembrandt (Who Never Had One)

Casablanca



Author's Note: 
  
I apologize if you are offended by the use of obscenities in several of the poems. They are absolutely necessary. The decision to include them was not made lightly. 


* Jerry/Lucius relationship explained here: http://jspecht.org/Lucius/lucius-jerry.index.html

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