A few words about this work from the author, Ann Medlock:
"I am absolutely sure that great artists are direct lines for all of us into the sacred. The poem
"Clergy" makes this point about singerRainey, painter Jon Zahourek and architectChris Alexander."
Rainey steps back into the spotlight,
bright dots of sweat
shining on her clear skin.
She cues the combo
and moves into the mike.
The set is half done,
Loesser and Kahn
the elegant fabrics
she’s laced in, around and over.
a Lazy Afternoon
and the beetle bugs are zoomin
and there's not another humin in view.
She soars and dives,
gravels a high note
and Janis is here—
like a cut-cabled elevator
to press a deep, low phrase
straight into your chest,
Nina and June.
walking on water
Invincible, taking us with her, to the far shore.
© 1978-2004 Ann Medlock
Above is an excerpt from the poem "Clergy" by Ann Medlock, just one of many beautiful
poems from her fantastic book "Aria, Riffs and Whispers"...
Read the entire poem "Clergy"
at www.annmedlock.com, under "Works- Arias, Riffs and Whispers". Just click on the book cover above to go there.