Tuesday, August 20, 2019

“The Heart’s Necessities:” A Death, a Song, a Poem, and a Book

A songwriter and musician is having trouble with the lyrics for a song she’s trying to write for a friend, who recently died from breast cancer. From her bookshelf, she pulls a volume of poetry given to her by her father as a gift. She hadn’t previously looked at it. She begins to read, and the song lyrics begin to unfold before her eyes. 

The result is a song called “Tillery,” recorded by Becca Stevens and using the words from a poem entitled “Winter” by poet Jane Tyson Clement (1917-2000).

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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