Your Unknown Place – A Poem

I so love this poem, and discovering poets from all over the world, and from other eras.  Such poet is Tahir Hamut Izgil, a prominent modernist Uyghur poet, filmmaker, and activist. A leader in avant-garde Uyghur poetry in the 1990s, he is known for poems and films strongly influenced by Uyghur life. Originally from Xinjiang, … Continue reading Your Unknown Place – A Poem

Blood, Sweat & Tears – “And When I Die”

One would have to admit that Laura Nyro was a brilliant songwriter and ahead of her time. Blood, Sweat & Tears did wonders with this song and turned it into a hit filled with a mixer of blues, a little country and a sprinkle of gospel. This was one of the first songs written by … Continue reading Blood, Sweat & Tears – “And When I Die”

Oscar Wilde – Flower Of Love – A Poem

Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common clay I had climbed the higher heights unclimbed yet, seen the fuller air, the larger day. From the wildness of my wasted passion I had struck a better, clearer song, Lit some lighter light of freer freedom, battled … Continue reading Oscar Wilde – Flower Of Love – A Poem

Keith Whitley – “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

Remembering Keith Whitley. today on what would have been his 67th birthday.  It's hard to believe that he has been gone for 32 years. Jackie Keith Whitley (July 1, 1954 – May 9, 1989) was an American country music singer. During his career, Whitley recorded only two albums but charted 12 singles on the Billboard country … Continue reading Keith Whitley – “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

“Walk a Little Slower, Daddy” – A Poem

“Walk a little slower, Daddy,” said the little twins so small. We’re following in your footsteps, and we don’t want to fall. Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to view; so walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading two. Someday when we’re all grown up, You’re what we want to … Continue reading “Walk a Little Slower, Daddy” – A Poem

The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Each time I listen to this song and hear Dean Ford's voice, and the music, it is so soothing. He had a heavenly voice that was meant to sing ballads such as this one.  The music just takes me back to my younger years. This is such a beautiful song.   "Reflections of My Life" … Continue reading The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”

Curtis Mayfield was a gifted and talented American soul, R&B, funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. Through his songwriting skills he had the ability to use his lyrics to paint a clear picture of the social injustices of that time. Once the music was composed and both merged together, the songs would deeply capture the … Continue reading Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”