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  Blue Note Sessions
by Elisabeth Barstowe
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This piece is inspired by a painting we have hanging over the piano in our livingromm. It's a picture of Herbie Hancock leaning his head on a piano while hitting keys with one hand. The text over reads 'Herbie Hancock blue note sessions'.


 

 

Take a few, pause a bit
lean down, keys are hit.

Nameless feeling
corrode the brain.

Notes are reeling
numb the brain.

Babysteps, one by one
nameless enemy, be gone!

Take a few, pause a bit
lean down, keys are hit.

Slower than a feeling
numb the brain.

Notes are reeling
unbroken chain.

 

 




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Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/25/2011
Elisabeth, you have taken a difficult emotion to discuss and made from it a tuneful poem -- I enjoy reading what you have rendered -- I bid you joy, love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 11/24/2011
Very well written, I could almost see the painting.
Steve
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 11/19/2011
As I read this, I can feel the hits on the keys. Good write.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/16/2011
Great flow and impact of each word in this one! I know the jazzy feeling :)
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/16/2011
i like what you do with this, Elisabeth,
like it.

John

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