Incanto Incognito, A Poem by Monique Avakian

I am pleased to announce that Winged has posted my poem and prose explanation about how the improvised music of this trio lifted me into BEE consciousness ! :
Ellery Eskelin tenor sax http://home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/Site/Ellery%20Eskelin.html
Susan Alcorn pedal steel guitar
http://www.susanalcorn.net
and
Michael Formanek upright bass
http://www.amibotheringyou.com
Their CD is available here: http://www.discogs.com/Ellery-Eskelin-Susan-Alcorn-Michael-Formanek-Mirage/release/5029698

Winged: New Writing on Bees

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Incanto Incognito

                    … though this map has been danced out for you before,

this may be the first time you realize where you’re going …

People~machines crushed by the invisible hand

take flight like warmed bees

 

propelled by the ethereal sound of live, improvised music

their winged shield holds, forms a third body

of protection

 

pain, invited into the light

burns into the nothingness of understanding

 

called forth by the sound of the Spheres,

each crumpled life, in turn, unfolds into the sweet heat

of loving kindness

 

each un-shuttered heart

at once

 the Soul in search

and

the delicate anther

willing….

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Soul Work: The Story Behind the Poem

I went to hear a jazz trio on November 23, 2013. Near the end of the concert, round about

9:47pm, something magical happened. As the inventive…

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