Hearing: Quotes

A selection of quotes for our Hearing Section.

The Gift to Sing -by James Weldon Johnson

Sometimes the mist overhangs my path,
And blackening clouds about me cling…

The God Abandons Antony -by C.P. Cavafy

At midnight, when suddenly you hear
an invisible procession going by…

Charlie Parker (1950) -by Campbell McGrath

Bird is building a metropolis with his horn.
Here are the gates of Babylon, the walls of Jericho cast down…

The Sound of the Sea -by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
And round the pebbly beaches far and wide…

A Silence -by Amy Clampitt

past parentage or gender
beyond sung vocables…

Ghazal -by Larry Levis

Does exile begin at birth? I lived beside a wide river
For so long I stopped hearing it…

Oven-Crisp Black Bean and Corn Flautas

Taste and presentation are key to a satisfying meal, and sometimes we want to bring pleasure to the ear as well.

Before the Beginning, Kim Rosen and Jami Sieber

Kim Rosen, spoken word artist delivering a poem by R. M. Rilke (translated by Kim Rosen and Maria Krekeler), Music by Jami Sieber (cello) and joined by Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion and Julie Wolf on melodica.

Dance… poetry by Rumi, performed by Kim Rosen, Jami Sieber

“Dance with the Bandage Torn Off” a poem by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks is spoken by Kim Rosen with music by Jami Sieber with Julie Wolf, David Worm, Michaelle Goerlitz, Susu Pampanin