Category Archives: Music

Cellist Leyla McCalla and Langston Hughes

Folk cellist, Leyla McCalla performs her song with lyrics from a Langston Hughes’s poem. You can catch her performance on NPR’s Folk Alley Presents on the following link: http://www.npr.org/event/music/286822396/folk-alley-presents-leyla-mccalla Advertisements

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A Paen to Lost Youth: “The Winter of Our Discontent”

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT By Poetic Meditations We jumped so high, ran so fast As the years went rushing past And the seasons changed from summer glories To the winter of our discontent We had our time dancing in … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

To all you hopeless romantics and broken-hearted, a lovely song by John Legend with Lindsey Stirling accompanying on the violin. A contemporary salut d’amour or pistola – an Occitan lyric poem of the troubadours written as a letter from one … Continue reading

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“Matin”

MATIN As the newsprung day begins to break, Herald by the morning call of birds And cradled in the sun’s outstretched arms, I step outside in the cool, dew-filled air Like Lazarus emerging from the darkness of the tomb Raised … Continue reading

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Margaret Marshall’s “A Poem for Mozart”

Printed out a woodblock print of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In reading about him in Classic Composers (Magna Books, 1993), I was surprised to learn he found himself in dire financial straits near the end of his life and was even … Continue reading

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Beethoven and Friedrich Von Matthisson’s “Adelaide”

Printed out this image of Beethoven from a woodblock I cut this past week. I decided to branch out and also do woodblock prints of classical composers since poetry and music share a close relationship as exemplified by Beethoven’s cantata, … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Fiddler and the Devil”

I’ve been learning the fiddle for the past couple of years. I used this photo of my fiddle to go along with a previous post on poetry, Cara Dillon and Irish fiddle music. This month, Mary Larsen, the editor of Fiddler … Continue reading

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