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I LOVE YOU, an art song

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I Love You © is about my grandparents whom I loved dearly. After grandpa died, grandma told me she’d decided to follow him. As she saw it, now that he was gone she might as well go too. She’d made up … Continue reading

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COCO

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This post is about  a dog named Coco. Years ago his owner, John, would exercise him on the fairways of the Olympia Country and Golf Club. My golfing buddies and I had a special affection for them … there’s just … Continue reading

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Come Summer

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Here’s another seasonal poem from Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. I’m improvising on my guitar while reciting my poem … then I call it an Art Song! Hope you like it, and hope you’re staying safe! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND … Continue reading

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ORDINARY MOMENTS

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How about taking a moment or two in these extraordinary times for something ordinary? Here’s just what the doctor ordered, a rendition of my poem Ordinary Moments voiced and produced by longtime Canadian radio personality and voice-over artist, Ched Miller. … Continue reading

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A NEW SPRING DAY

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Hope you enjoy this seasonal poem from Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. I improvise on my piano while reciting my poem … and call it an Art Song! Hope you like it! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE “A NEW SPRING … Continue reading

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FRECKLE

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Here’s another in the series ‘Joe’s Art Songs’ (that is I’m improvising on piano as I read you my poem). The illustration is by the internationally acclaimed artist SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We sure hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE … Continue reading

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THE FEEL OF SPRING

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It’s Spring! Hope you enjoy this seasonal poem in Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. Joe’s poem and guitar improv, illustration courtesy Simon Kogan (simonkogan.com). CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THIS ANCIENT FOREST’ A LISTEN! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0ctPD8FGA Any comments or thoughts are most welcome! … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 3

Here’s Canto 3 of THIS ANCIENT FOREST (the first two cantos can be found under Art Songs in the Categories pull-down menu). It’s a poem in my Joe’s Art Songs collection, in which I read my poem while improvising on the piano. … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 2

Here’s Canto 2 of THIS ANCIENT FOREST (the first canto can be found under Art Songs in the Categories pull-down menu). It’s a poem in my Joe’s Art Songs collection, in which I read my poem while improvising on the piano. The … Continue reading

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IF I COULD MAKE LOVE

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…   IF I COULD MAKE LOVE … Here’s a Valentine’s Day edition of Joe’s Art Songs. It’s a psalm about a sacred place we call the Pacific Northwest. The illustration is courtesy of the genius of Simon Kogan (you can … Continue reading

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