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February 3, 2018

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou


Caged Bird
Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.


January 8, 2018

In Memoriam 2017

Musicians:
Al Jarreau
Alan Jabbour
Bobby Freeman
Charles Bradley
Chester Bennington
Chris Cornell
Chuck Berry
Eddie Kamae
Fats Domino
Glen Campbell
Greg Trooper
Gregg Allman
J. Geils
James Cotton
Jim Fuller (Surfaris)
Jimmy Dotson
Jimmy LaFave
Joni Sledge
Junie Morrison (Ohio Players)
Katie Lee
Keely Smith
Larry Coryell
Maggie Roche
Malcolm Young
Pete Kuykendall
Pete Moore (Miracles)
Ric Marlow (songwriter)
Ritchie Adams (songwriter)
Rosalie Sorrels
Rosie Hamlin
Sylvia Moy (songwriter)
Tom Paley
Tom Petty
Tommy Allsup
Valerie Carter
Walter Becker
Wayne Cochran
William Melvin Kelley

Writers:
Anthony Scaduto
Dolores Kendrick
Gladys Hansen
Henry Mathews
Jack Collom
Joanne Kyger
John Ashbery
John Schultz
Kay Byer
Kevin Starr
Mari Evans
Nat Hentoff
Peter Sears
Richard Wilbur
Robert M. Pirsig
Roger D. Abrahams
Sam Shepard
Sir Derek Walcott
Thomas Lux
Thomas Meehan
Tullio De Mauro
William H. Gass

Others:
Adam West
Barbara Hale
Bill Paxton
Dennis Banks
Dick Gregory
Ed Lee
Harry Dean Stanton
Jean Moreau
Jerry Lewis
Jim Nabors
Lillie Mae Bradford
Martin Landau
Mary Tyler Moore
Professor Irwin Corey
Roy Halladay
Shelley Berman
Sir John Hurt
Sir Roger Moore


December 26, 2017

Season's Greetings


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