‘Love Calls’

This sure is a tough thing we’ve all been left to try and figure out. Life, it does take hold. Continue reading “‘Love Calls’”

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“The More Loving One”

When I was in the 6th grade, I had to start buying books with my own money. Which meant no one had to okay anything anymore. Which also meant I had the freedom to go to any area of the store that I wished. And to get what I wanted. I remember the first day I made my own choices…Because I still have both books. The second one was a book of poetry by W.H. Auden, which is buried deep in the bowels of my office somewhere. Still going strong. Continue reading ““The More Loving One””

‘Twilight Time’

When I was little my mom gave me a cassette of The Platters Greatest Hits. They had always been a favorite for her and her mother. As a result, one of mine. I happen to favor tenors aurally anyway, and Tony Williams does amazing things with these songs. His voice was beautiful, haunting and unmistakeable. Continue reading “‘Twilight Time’”

Calypso Songs Philosophical

I promise, this IS going somewhere! All evidence may say otherwise but, stay with me on this one!!

I’ve joked before about being a fan of Harry Belafonte (It’s no joke. He’s amazing). I like to read through lyrics of his songs, because just as often as they are silly or fun, they’re beautiful and poetic. I’m aware he didn’t write any of these but he makes them sound damn good…

As morning breaks, the heaven on high
I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow
Mingles my sweat with the earth below

I see woman on bended knee
Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside
Casting nets at the surging tide

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father’s hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

I mean…if that isn’t a lovely picture, dammit. Continue reading “Calypso Songs Philosophical”

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