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December 21, 2022


When there is magic afoot, and the wind starts to sound like a song drawn out of the soul of the earth, you'd better start looking around for a Winch.

feckin brilliant

Wonderful. Thank you.

Thank you, brother.

And the sight of higher ground! Cheers this solstice evening, Eileen and Terence and Billy and all!

Thank you, Terence, Eileen, and Billy for this marvelous song. Gratitude to Billy for the exhilarating coda. Happy holiday to all. Happy, peaceful, healthy 2023.

Thanks, Emily.

Beautiful lyrics, tune, singing and playing. Well done, all!


it's a fragile existence. lovely song!

This is my CHRISTMAS present, for sure

Thank you Eileen and Terry for this very timely song. So glad you worked together and with Billy to produce this gift.

Thanks for the comment, Maureen.

Sadness (drowning), hope (higher ground), rhyme. This is a beautiful poem (thank you, Terrence), beautifully sung (thank you Eileen), beautifully accompanied (thank you, Billy). And a beautiful outro (thank you, Junior Crehan, RIP). Good holidays to all.

Thanks, Anne. Wonderful comment.

Beautiful and transcendent, but thoroughly grounded on the planet.

So moving.

Beautiful.Thank you.
I am always greatly moved when poetry and song are reunited.

---Dick Lourie

Thanks, Dick. Glad you liked it.

This is a perfect song/poem for the start of 2023. It's also universal, as so many of us have to travel to those dark spaces and places that we have no control over. Here's to the New Year, and here's to Terence Winch. It's like we're all immigrants once again, traveling to the greatest country in the world. That's what my dear Irish mother always said about the U.S. She also said a day never went by that she didn't think about Ireland, but she was grateful that America took her in. Happy New Year to one and all. This song captures it all. Bravo.

Thanks so much for the comment, Lawrence. I have to add that without the beautiful music composed by Eileen Estes, not to   mention the way her extraordinary voice brings it all to life, there wouldn't be that much to praise. Happy New Year to you, my friend.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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