Sunday, November 20, 2011



By Nikki Giovanni

Everything good is simple: a soft boiled egg...toast fresh from the oven with a pat of butter swimming in the center...steam off a cup of black coffee... John Coltrane bringing me 'Violets for My Furs'

Most simple things are good: Lines on a yellow legal pad... dimples defining a smile...a square of gray cashmere that can be a scarf... Miles Davis Kind of Blue

Some things clear are complicated: believing in a religion...trying to be a good person...getting rid of folk who depress you...Horace Silver Blowing the Blues Away

Complicated things can be clear: Dvorak's New World Symphony... Alvin Ailey's Revelations... Mae Jemison's ride in space... Mingus Live at Carnegie Hall

All things good are good: poetry... patience... a ripe tomato on the vine... a bat in flight... the new in your arms... things like that

I realize I need to read more Nikki Giovanni.  There's this very good interview on the PBS site with Bill Moyers here. And you may remember that there was a poem in Oprah's magazine, "Choices," not that long ago which you can read here

Have a beautiful Sunday my lovely friends.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...