Letter to Bert Small from Terry with reply from Bert
Hope all is wonderful with you and yours.
I attended an open-mike spoken word event at a local coffee house, where a friend of mine presented her poetry with music in the background. Others shared their poems or a song. I have no poems, but plan to start work on some. It was reminiscent of the late 60s….had me in tears alternating with loud laughing.
I would very much like to read some of your poems at the next event. Do I have your permission? Are there any you would NOT want me to read in public?
BTW – my poet friend said you should NOT have your poetry on line for people to get to FREE!!! :O)
Life is sweet here – I am enjoying music, studying Spanish to become an interpreter, volunteering at the botanical garden, and currently learning to play the balafon – the teacher (www.nabycamara.com) is a Guinean griot, 3rd generation balafon player and I’m REALLY lucky to learn from him as he is based in Seattle. I know nothing about the music, just love it so….
Hope you and Anola will come up and visit sometime.
Good health, smiles, and laughter!!
Poetry should belong to the people; read whatever you want to read.