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August 29, 2023


😍😍😍 Sisotowbell Lane is one of my absolute favorites where she writes “a poet can sing, sometimes we try. Yes we always try.”

Joni Mitchell’s music will always have such a special place in my heart and I have you to thank 🙏🏼🎶

Mitchell's "A Case Of You" is surely one of the finest and most beautiful and most moving songs of our time; but if you are looking for rearranged chord roots and changing rhythmic patterns and elusive poetry, look to the great New York City singer/songwriter of that era, Laura Nyro. Joni Mitchell (and Bob Dylan) were in awe of Nyro's "New York Tendaberry." So many years later, it still stuns.

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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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