Angelic Friends and Angled Paths

I wrote a poem after a phrase lept to mind upon reading Carrie Newcomer's email/newsletter info about her upcoming CD release. The phrase was, “angelic friends and angled paths.”

So this week, rather than reviewing an app today, I am encouraging you to check out Carrie's music. You will be glad you did.

thoughts of rhinoceri

angelic friends and angled paths

and reason on its way



patterns in the fray

woven in the fabric of

forever, never, may

meeting through the men we soon

grew beyond and bounded by

kindred sisters of a sort

our paths were lit by allegory

separately we learned to fly

with words, voice, and heart

united by the fierce peace of soul

of moonlight on the wabash,

and moons in Stjukshon skies

all too familiar

with the sad hurt of humankind

there is faith in calm belief

in your wind whispered gospels

my earthy baptism of self by thorny creek

resilient friendships bent like willows

while other connections snapped like twigs

though our paths ramble, they curve mostly parallel

the laughter and love of long time friendship

chimes meditative recognition

sister voices of the kindred

crisp, tender, and real

by nancy hill

25 september 2012

inspired by Carrie's new album cover:

I'm just promo-ing this because I love Carrie, and her music is absolutely inspired. I highly recommend getting some of her music. I am receiving no compensation for promoting her music. Here's the info on the CD from the newsletter:

November 13, 2012 Rounder Records releases a new compilation of Carrie Newcomer music entitled Kindred Spirits: A collection. This generous collection of 19 songs draw from Carrie's catalog of 12 Rounder Records releases. It also includes two previously unreleased songs, two songs from her special hunger benefit project (Everything is Everywhere) featuring beloved Indian classical sarod masters Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan and Amaan Ali Kahn … Also incuded are Carrie's haunting duet with Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Before and After” and the clear voiced celebration of “The Gathering of Spirits” featuring Alison Krauss. …


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