The Hermit Poet

April 21, 2009

Birthday Post

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I’ve grown a year older, or least that’s what the calendar tells me. Sadly the day will be spent occupied with school work, teaching, and presentations. As I get older I find myself doing less to mark this day. In part, it’s sometimes hard to know what to feel – I share the anniversary of my birth with the anniversary of my father’s death.

So for today, I’ll simply leave you this suite of new music based on four poems from my book which was composed by the extremely talented Juhi Bansal. The pieces are named after the poems and pay homage to my father and gesture toward the larger farewells we all experience.

The Lost Country of Sight

Loss turns to beauty. Longing bends one back toward home. A father to a son. A son to a father. Word to song. The blank page to an open world.

Listen to more of her work here

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