Friday, December 9, 2011

There are poets, words that move me, that pull my lungs out of my chest like a magnet with their passion and intimacy. Some of these I have quoted at gallimaufry. Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Robert Bly, Thomas Merton; deeply introspective writers who are utterly transparent about their passions, their rage, their sins and tenderness, their ever-flowing love and beauty:

life as the mortal soul knows it to be.

It was not so long ago that I came to know a pianist, and not a poet, who writes with sound and touch; melody and texture; fullness and void. I would not have thought that music could be as poetic and raw as words.

Olivier Cavé

My compliments.


Pam said...

How sweet of you to share his passion for music.

Diana said...

thank you for introducing him to us. There is so much in music that tugs at my soulful side.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, Allison!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful pianist.

Randy said...

I love good piano music.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You have a big heart. To share is the most wonderful thing. Love ya, girl! xoxo