I cannot write poetry without listening to new singer-songwriters, Joni Mitchell is one of my favorites. One new to me is Linsay Tomasic. To all musicians:
The audience arrives,
Fluttering from spot to spot, or
Readily planted and sinking in.
Settle the mind, smooth the edges,
And tamp time into the moment.
Wait and watch:
The tools and candor of the musicians.
The artists dig and cull
Tease and tune a fertile sound.
We absorb initial notesPeel open comprehension
Feel the roots spread as
The riff weaves its pattern.
The listeners reach out – out –out
As tiny tendrils leaning towards light,
Of each and all