The Very Thought of You
And I forget to do
The little ordinary things
That everyone ought to do
I´m living in a kind of daydream
I´m happy as a king and foolish
Though it may seem to me
The longing here for you
You´ll never know
How slow the moments go
Till I´m near to you
You eyes in stars above
It´s just the thought of you
The very thought of you
|Ron VanNostrand, "word, revisited" emcee, November 9, 2017|
Dan Cleveland featured poet/musician, "word, revisited" November 9, 2017
Jim Ellis, featured poet, "word, revisited" November 9, 2017
(video credit: Kirsten Wise, curator/Cayuga Museum)
And then there is the growing audience of literary and poetry-driven aficionados who celebrate the “word” in their personal interests, in their desire to write and share their work with the public as contributors to the open mic sessions.
The program, "word, revisited," has been church for me. The association of people from Auburn and across the state with a like mindedness for the power and change that words create and inspire have become my "congregation." It is thrilling to experience first hand (first ear) the talented readers. The open mic portion has often broke a hole through to my heart to take in the love, spirit, joy, aches and wonder of these writers and poets expressing the experience of being human at this time in humanity.
My first, and so far only, participation in the open mic portion of "word, revisited" has inspired me to further explore the recent realization that I am a poet. The experience of reading in front of the kind and accepting audience at "word, revisited" has helped to open the floodgates that have heretofore held back the swelling sea of ideas in my head and get them out onto paper.
I wouldn't have missed the Jim and Dan Show for anything. It was a wonderful evening of words and music to close the season.
We also thank the featured readers for the 2017 season: Michele Jones Galvin, Ron VanNostrand, Merlyn Fuller, Jeff Delbel, Michael Jennings, Bruce Bennett, Bobbie Dumas Panek, Elinor Cramer, Patricia Roth Schwartz, John W. Crowley, Heidi Nightengale, Jim Ellis and Dan Cleveland. And as part of the aaduna fundraiser, readers included Cyd Charisse Fulton, Howard Nelson, Doug Curry, Rachael Z. Ikins, Austin Morgan, Jackie Warren-Moore with Blues musician Stevie Wolf and company.
Now, we wait for the 2018 season to kick-off!
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