in an early Barbara Kingsolver novel (maybe The Bean Trees), the main character often calls a toll free prayer line. i had to try the number too of course. and it worked! for years i would periodically dial up some Bible reading and a prayer. sadly, it seems the number no longer connects directly to the Lord.
but never fear! if the Lord won’t answer, we always have Kelly Writers House: 215-746-POEM. it’s not toll free, but you can call and press 3 and be connected to a recording of a poet reading their work.
today it’s Rae Armantrout reading “Sides.”
not bad for a Friday! more poems can be found at The Poem Farm.