“I am new to your work, and it moves me profoundly,” I wrote to George after listening to his version of “John Barleycorn,” and his album Ghosts. I offered him a bouquet of poems, and he picked one and wrote back, “May I make this a song?” So began our collaboration and friendship. It was the winter of 2020. As the darkness of the pandemic was sweeping the land two sparks ignited 6000 km apart and kindled into one flame. A thousand letters flew back and forth, the year turned, and Songs from the Crossing was born. Here is our offering. May you be kindled, too!
The Weaver’s Song
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Paintings by Michael Kimball
Artwork Pascal Brun, flyart.com