a river of words & music…

Because the Life of the River is Longer than Mine (click title to hear poem)

No Burial (click title to hear poem)

Last weekend I participated in the Arts al Fresco event as part of Riverfest 2012 celebrating the life of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers in Eastern Massachusetts.

I was one of six poets affiliated with the Concord Poetry Center http://www.concordpoetry.org/ who read nature-themed poetry alongside wonderful acapella singing by the Three Rivers Chorus in front of the charming 1911 Buttrick Mansion (which functions as the North Bridge Visitors’ Center of the Minute Man National Historic Park).

It was a treat to be there on a beautiful summer day, the audience shaded by oak trees, our voices reaching out towards the paths and grassy fields.

For those who weren’t able to join us, I’ve posted a tiny taste of the event. Click the links above for audio of two of the river-inspired poems I performed. May they mean something to you, and may your summer flow well.

(Acknowledgement: photo above of me caught “mid-read” is by journalist, author, & artist Joy Nelkin Wieder)

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