Sunday, May 1, 2011

Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Nightlife

The P&PC office never rests from its mission to find and document the poetic in the popular, which is why we we were quick to notice this leather jacket late one night (early one morning, actually) at the Westside Station in West Salem—just before last call, pint of warmish PBR in hand, and the denizens of Salem's nightlife slowly circling each other and the karaoke mic like so many wasps at the end of summer. The jacket's owner (Alex, if we remember correctly) kindly let us photograph his artwork captioned in stylized handwriting with the final lines of Dylan Thomas' famous villanelle "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night." Karaoke fans, listen to Thomas reading his poem and eat your hearts out.