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About Joe Illing

I hope you'll find my posts entertaining, occasionally edifying and worth whatever time you choose to spend with them ... Joe

THE PLACE BEAUTY ROAMS … and Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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  Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it!     CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THE BLACK … Continue reading

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THE BLACK HILLS … … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THE BLACK HILLS’ A LISTEN! … Continue reading

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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Here’s another YouTube video of a ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on guitar as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘MY PEOPLE’ A … Continue reading

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MY PEOPLE PROUDLY WALKED THIS LAND … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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MY PEOPLE PROUDLY WALKED THIS LAND Lately I’ve had no end of fun reciting a few of my poems while simultaneously improvising piano or guitar riffs. I call them Joe’s Art Songs. They’re short and I hope they’ll give you a … Continue reading

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A New Life In A New Land, Chapter 10 … A CAT, A RAT AND A NEW BORN SON, Part 2

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Caliope’s long reach gave her a big advantage in her fight-to-the-death struggle with the rat. But he was simply to big for her to bring down. Soon the fray turned into a bizarre boxing match in which she’d thrust, jab and … Continue reading

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A New Life In A New Land, Chapter 9 … A CAT, A RAT AND A NEW BORN SON, Part 1

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Moments come like snowflakes falling in a vast, dark forest. A few of these flakes freeze and hang suspended on limbs and shrubs, frozen as memories that linger long after the deed that created them has passed. We all have … Continue reading

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The Richest Man in Lacey

Numerals and cyphers. That’s your money. Nothing more. At one time precious metals and glittering stones did the job, but now it’s numerals and cyphers … which are just as valuable as gold or rubies or silver or diamonds, at … Continue reading

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