Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Poem by Neal Whitman

Bottled Poetry

In the program notes for the performance
of Edouard Laio's Symphonie Espagnole, Opus 21
we found our wine for the post concert repast.
A bottle of 2005 Pesquera Ribera del Tinto Reserva.
The opening is impressive 

brilliant passage with languorous segments

unexpected strong beats for a hesitating effect

preserves the structure

closing is a mélange of surprises

and pays final obeisance to Spain –


Neal Whitman lives with his wife, Elaine, in Pacific Grove, California, and in nearby Carmel both are docents at Tor House built by poet Robinson Jeffers in 1919. He likes to recite poetry in public, combining his words with Elaine's Native American flute. Neal is the 2012 White Buffalo Native American Poet Laureate and winner of the 2011 California Honor Scroll Senior Poet.

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