Sunday, August 30, 2015

Looking Back on Spring/Summer 2015 at The Song Is, Part 1

This evening while the judges are mulling over the poems I'd like to begin looking back at the poems published this spring/summer at The Song Is...  Although you won't be voting on the poems, feel free to go back to them. A good poem is always worth reading.   A great poem is always worth rereading.  

Kavon Ward (spoken word):
“I Am Michael Brown”
“I Am Trayvon Martin”

Jerry A. Scuderi:
“Frivolous Fury”
“A Morning of Manna”
“Drizzled Darkness”
“Green Pea Soup”

“Yellow Bird”
“Working for Carrots”
“Soggy Doggy”
“Pizza Pup”

Will Mayo:
“What Lurks in These Woods”

“The Talk”
“Last Gasp”
“Edge of Night”
“The Night”
“The Raven”
"Notes on a Man Made Mad"

Charles Clifford Brown III
“Promise to Momma”
“For Dad”

“Smokeless Windjammers”
“Agelast Syndrome Overtime”

Doug Mathewson
“Which Goodbye”
“Sequenced Dream”
“Woman’s Way”

Catfish McDaris
“Animal Crackers”
“17 Cents a Year”
“700 People Dancing Somewhere”

“61 Winters”
“We All Go Away Like an Echo of Sad Laughter”

To finish up, here is some music for you.  Continuing the theme of the poems, I'll look back at some of the music I posted this spring/summer.

Lately I have been listening to John Coltrane and Tommy Flanagan's album The Cats.  Here is "Minor Mishap" from that album:

Bud Powell's "Lullaby of Birdland" is here:

I am also going to bring back Ahmad Jamal's "Poinciana":

As it is Sunday night, I'll finish with Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama's "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again":

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