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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 and 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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THE BEDROOM OF THE SUN

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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). It’s about the beautiful Black Hills that lie just to the west of Olympia. We hope you enjoy it! … Continue reading

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THESE HILLS TALK TO ME … 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 ‘THESE HILLS TALK … Continue reading

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THE PLACE BEAUTY ROAMS … 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 … Continue reading

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