Joni Mitchell’s art comforted me many times over the years. I may have been in junior high when I first heard her voice. In the mid-1990s, I also began listening to Amy Shreve. They both need prayers now, for their health. My turn to bless.
Joni Mitchell’s official website may be viewed here.
Amy Shreve’s official site may be viewed here.
Poetry found me through the Psalms and liturgy of the Lutheran church, then through contemporary music and writers, on to small press poetry journals, and especially haiku and other short forms of poetry. I could never reread or listen to all the art on our shelves, which recalls a poem from my archives.
books and music
from over the years
live on these shelves
even if I don’t
reread or listen again
is in these words
Ellen Grace Olinger