“Repetition” is a poem I’ve been working on for a little while. This is a freestyle version with Shannon Hoover on bass and Matt Dingledine on guitar. The gig at the Five Forks branch of the Greenville Public Library, back in April 2019, was sponsored by the library. They reached out to the Greenville Jazz Collective to provide a program of jazz and poetry, so then the GJC reached out to me for the poetry. I would still like to work on an arrangement for this piece, especially including some percussion, and then record it…
On Thursday I posted the wrong link for a live video recording from the Five Forks Library in Simpsonville. So I deleted that post. 🙂 I had fun performing for the first time with Shannon Hoover on upright bass, and Matt Dingledine on guitar.
Here is the correct link: https://www.facebook.com/greenvillejazzcollective/videos/1187964791381097/
For those of you who don’t go on Facebook, there will be a highlights video soon….feedback always welcome and appreciated!
I’m the living poet on this program…thanks to the Greenville Jazz Collective for inviting me!
splainglish for duh Nile
while witches cast spells
in wishing well
that wee might bees
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which witch on a which hunt?
witch author it he said
may she rest in pieces
she was knot a witch
after all just a b*tch
it ain't easy bee ing a witch
which know won says
Deep breathing is how
to stay in Love
year after year
where Love will go or
come from flowing
through you and
around you pluck
it from the air and
let it stay there too
between me and you.
In celebration of Poetry Month I’ve been invited by the Greenville Library and the Greenville Jazz Collective to combine my poetic lines and rhymes with the musical lines and rhythms of Shannon Hoover on bass and Matt Dingledine on guitar.
We’ll be having all this fun on:
Thursday April 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Five Forks branch in Simpsonville.
Greenville County Library – Five Forks
104 Sunnydale Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29681, United States
I’ll be heading down to the jam session tonight at Chicora Alley to dip my toes in the flow of music and work out some of my kinks…
It’s eighteen years later. I know that because I was eight months pregnant at the time and now my son is eighteen. Ralph Kessler, a brilliant software engineer, was there to record it, and the band and dj’s I’d been collaborating with for about five years. I should have known that it was the end of an era in my life…
I hope that you enjoy this unedited live performance at the Fundbureau in Germany. It was mixed and mastered also by Ralph at his Pinguin Studios. You can buy the album, download single tracks or search for it on Spotify or wherever you like to listen to streaming music…
The second book in the Magic Path Series. I wrote Crystal Clear Waters when my daughter, with the same name, was young. I told it many times when I was appearing as a storyteller here and there. Now she’s grown and the story has too. It’s available as an e-book at Amazon.com
Once there was a tiny fairy named Ladybug living in The Enchanted Forest on Twin Peaks Mountain. Everyone living on the mountain knew that Ladybug spent most of her time at Lake Crystal Clear Waters. But none of them knew why. There was something singularly special about Lake Crystal Clear Waters. Sometimes when she swims in it, she can visit other worlds. Continue reading