https://youtu.be/mGH19_KjWY0 🎶A song I discovered today.💃🔥 I’d first heard of the singer from her book of poetry mentioned recently, wrote it down to read, and then recognized her name when her music came up. She was born in NYC 🗽like me and another ‘86.
“We are not simple as our friends would have us to meet their needs. Yet love is simple.”—Virginia Woolf, The Waves*Earlier: A Note For The Morning
~I woke to the sky in its blue culmination and still early morning. Last night, I dreamed of two poets, Eavan Boland, whose last book I’d read recently and had passed away last year and Edna St. Vincent Millay; although Edna was born much earlier than Eavan, Eavan was an older woman in the dream and…… Continue reading Looking Into The Forest, Considering A Dream
The Exciting Way Of ArtI’d like to tell you about the experience of appreciating others’ poetry and writing poetry, and to share the excitement with you. A blank video, with lots to hear. 🙂 (I think the birds wanted to tell their side too.😅)
I’ve nourished my sweetness. I honor yours, and you.With a found CD player and Sweet Liberty, green tea, two other favorite albums over the years, and a book of poetry with depth and a light step.
It is National Poetry Month and so this may be a time to read poems that appeal to you.You might have read about the form of poetry called the ghazal on this blog, specifically by the poet Mir. One technique that ghazals commonly share is the repetition of a word or image. These repetitions make…… Continue reading Ghazal Poetry: A Form That Lingers
I set the paintbrushes down, letting the new paint on the canvas settle, so thrilling to paint again after eight years of not… and then to let the language of colors and shape make way into the language of poetry.I discovered this new poet and I’ve read a poem I’ve enjoyed of hers aloud. I…… Continue reading New Poet: Mimi Khalvati, A Poem Whose Sound Informs Its Meaning