I lay still in the grass
With chirruping birds nearby and
Buzzing bugs enticed by the soft
Flesh of my naked neck and [...]
It’s the same for musicians: if your audience went away feeling buoyed up or brought down, that’s what they’ll remember. If you’re really [...]
This is the third of three piano improvs from May 1, 2014. First, there was “Early (Part 1)“. In it you’ll hear predictable sounds and very stylistic, yet still spontaneously created, themes. Next, there was the student-inspired “Mouse [...]
Yesterday, I sat down for the first time in many days and improvised on the piano. You see: piano improv is often the clearest way I can voice what’s inside of me. Certainly this was true last night. I played for a couple of hours and — in spite of some technical learning [...]
Even the prospect of repeated
Rituals and those hugs that hurt
Your neck seemed [...]
I’m melting. Not in a liquid way though,
For I am also
Azure. Not an anticipated,
Fiery color. Yet natural and
Azure into blue into azure
Calls forth the flame.
The fire is perfected.
Is inviting enough.
Yet my mind says “no” while
My heart says “yes”.
I long for these two to be
In tune, to harmonize and
Symphonize. Both [...]
Leaves fall in Autumn and cover the ground in layers
The top layer is dry and brittle.
Touching these may cause them to crumble.
Or the wind may simply lift them away to show
The next layer down which is warm
And misty with the former liquid [...]
Rain has been pouring, showering,
Gushing and sprinkling all day.
Until today, there had been only
The memory of rain. The dry, sandy
Soil had become crusty and sad.
At first the rain pounded.
It threatened to burst through
Sheltering walls or smash through
Then, it [...]
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