Little Walter-Blues With A Feeling
Writing… poetry, creative expression and the blues have everything to do with good, evil and the difference between…
I may not be “religious,” in a traditional sense, but my dad was a preacher. In one of his sermons, he liked to say “It’s later than the man who says it’s later than you think thinks it is!”
Beyond his compassion and religious faith, my father believed it’s never too late to embrace what is good in our lives. He spent his time well, exploring a multiplicity of roads to joy.
Langston Hughes was a spiritual man who inspired me. When Langston said life is fine,
he communicated small wisdom in trans-formative and uplifting poetry…
Poetry by Langston Hughes – The Weary Blues
and here is a longer version: more Langston..
the reading of Hughes’ “The Weary Blues” with Buddy Guys’ “Five Years Long”.
BB King was another believer, sending a message
with “The Thrill is Gone” about blues steeped in joy.
I miss BB and John Coltrane more than others….
I will not forget secrets revealed in Love Supreme
This music and these artists provide evidence of decency and compassion in this world…
Everyday people have forever been transported by jazz and blues…
“The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in
words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”
“A recent cover story of Time magazine called it a grass-roots
revolution of the spirit. The article, `The New Age of Angels,’
states: 69 per cent of Americans believe they [angels] exist. …”
Happy Holidays all year long. Celebrate life, be well, and remember to be kind.
“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.
It’s amazing how it cheers…”
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.”
― Arundhati Roy
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
The Wordsmith Collection: Writing & Creative Arts
Keb’ Mo’ – More Than One Way Home
It is time to stop exporting terror, munitions and war. We should not be attacking smaller and less powerful nations to steal their resources. Enforcing illegal corporate extraction, exploitation and extortion is a crime. We can secure peace, rebuild the nation and heal the planet.
We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.
Sonny Boy Williamson II – The Sky Is Crying
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