Need to share this. My mentor from ‘way back has gone digital with a few of her pieces.
I love ” I weep within the rain”
She is amazing. i remember the first time I heard her read this one…long, long time ago.
Excellent words well written
Isn’t she great? She has some more on you tube. She is much, much braver than I am.
Not a poet for aging big softie males! how simple words cut so deep?
I know! She uses them so well, and speaks them so softly in her North Carolina drawl, but they cut…
“your bones nudge the scab of my hidden tears” is very powerful. I even chuckled at the thought of “Daddy mowing down the lilacs”. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
So glad you liked her poem, Terry! She’s great!
Truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks, Georgia. Her words are exquisite and her message timeless, I think.
powerful language use!
Thanks, Deb. She is amazing.
This is lovely. I like the fact that we see her as she reads into the camera. A connection really does form that way.
I agree. She is a fantastic poet, and a wonderful friend.
Your death still takes my legs away mother… her words are amazing- thank you for sharing Sus.
My pleasure. That is my favorite image from the poem.
FIne, fine, fine stuff. Bones of your bones. Thanks for posting this. More readings. Poetry is meant to be alive and interpersonal like this.
I agree, and Jimmie is amazing. She has more stuff on You-tube, if you’re interested.
I shall “you-ube” her and look. Thanks. You maybe would record yourself as well? Just a thought. Curiosity about how you means things to sound.
Oh, Ick. I hate my voice, but just for you, I shall dust off my kindle and record a few things.
YES! Your voice will be fine. Depends on where you record. I tried every place from inside a closet full of clothes to the garage. What fun. That sound cloud thing works great to post.
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