Tag Archives: Music

#408 – “April Snow”

“April Snow”   grief for an April snow that has kissed our Earth and gone leaving roots hungry for water and the sky hungry for rain and all of us below it trying to sing away our pain as we unfold our … Continue reading

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#392 – 2 Haiku about Billie Holiday, 1 about something else

2 Haiku about Billie Holiday, 1 about something else     her voice, a slow rain against the cushion of night falls like a haunting     such delicate pain brushing the dark edge of joy like secret prayers   … Continue reading

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#363 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku       wading deep, so low where even sorrow can’t go joy hides in the blues     always a slow note to reach right in and carry my soul back to God    

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#355 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so enchanting is the return from loneliness the curve of her back     somewhere in the vast timbre of infinity the voice of Ray Charles     chills even today electric pride; the splendor of Whitney’s … Continue reading

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#354 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     I scrub my floors clean muddy feet come anyway tracking depression     squinting and cursing alone at my job―watching football on my phone     sink on into it I say to my daughter; she … Continue reading

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#295 of 365 – “sunsets and coffee”

“sunsets and coffee”   waves of music bring relief   carry darkness away   fill my hungry silences with sunsets and coffee   they bring me back ‘round   to where the warm people live   where children run singing … Continue reading

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#291 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   breathe deep till you feel your soul exhumed from stasis listening to blues     old guitar, wood floors voice sweet like smoke and bourbon blues goes down so smooth  

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#287 of 365 – “green fields”

“green fields”   I want to play, roll around in my words like they’re dirt drink them taste them as if they’re dessert I want to splash like they’re puddles dive in like they’re lakes smear them like mud all … Continue reading

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#244 of 365 – “amphitheatre nights”

“amphitheatre nights” (listening to music we could hear coming from the Carter Barron Amphitheatre)   on the back steps of uneasiness beneath the balmy kiss of Summer we watched leaves embraced by music dancing in the August moon while we … Continue reading

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#234 of 365 – 6 Haiku about a lot of different stuff

6 Haiku about a lot of different stuff   in a sauna daze sweat, toxins dripping away so I can be pure     wearing boxing gear I feel less afraid, but still don’t want to get hit     … Continue reading

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