Monday, April 3, 2017

Rich Vein of Funky Wisdom, Soulful Art

April 4, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is professions.

Today’s poem is a name poem for a jazz historian.

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Nick Gordon

Rich vein of funky wisdom, soulful art;
Opulent harmonies in sync with pain;
Bebop rushing madly to the brain;
Elegant tears enveloping the heart:
Rich veins require miners to reveal
The gold that else would be encased in rock;
Gold beneath the gilded grace of pop;
Ore turned into lore, the past made real;
Lingo lit with love and well displayed;
Dug up and cast in meaning that won’t fade.

© by Nicholas Gordon

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This week’s theme: Professions
April 4: Rich Vein of Funky Wisdom, Soulful Art

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