Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In Moonlight

Something moves
just beyond the mind's
clumsy fingers.


It has to do with seeds.
The earth's insomnia.
The garden going on
without us needing no one
to watch it


not even the moon.


by Lorna Crozier

Friday, September 25, 2009

I’m Going To A Town


Last night during dinner, my family and I enjoyed listening to Canada Live on CBC 2. This was a most special broadcast for me as it featured Rufus Wainwright live in Niagara on the Lake. Overall, I enjoyed listening to him tell little stories, including an elegy to Jeff Buckley, in between his performances.

His opening song was I’m Going To A Town. On the cusp of the Health Care Reform platform that Obama is pushing for, Rufus dedicated this song, which he called a poem, to the United States. This is just a partial of the lyrics, my favourite bits…

I’m Going To A Town

Tell me do you really think you go to hell for having loved?
Tell me and not for thinking everything that you've done is good
(I really need to know)
After soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood
I'm so tired of America
(I really need to know)

Making my own way home
Ain't gonna be alone
I got a life to lead America
I got a life to lead
I got a soul to feed
I got a dream to heed
And that's all I need

Making my own way home
Ain't gonna be alone
I'm going to a town that has already been burned down

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ode to Rufus Wainwright

Rambunctious, rebellious, raw

Rufus radiates red, Ra

He rouses a robust resonance from deep within

You do not disappoint me

Rufus you rouse the robust resonance from within

You radiate the deep red of Ra

Rambunctious, rebellious, raw

By Janet Jarrell


Side note of inspiration; Greg Hernandez on Meeting Rufus Wainwright...May 1, 2008

"...during his acceptance speech, he said: "An artist's decision to live an authentic life should go hand-in-hand with success. The more honest you are and more willing to share, the more gratifying it will be for your audience."
He also touched on something that I have heard friends of mine express and I to some degree also feel (but much less so after my years of therapy!): "We have to work so hard to be so brilliant and be so fabulous all the time, we often forget that we are damaged and we are hurt. To allow gay people to think everything is fine - it's not."
I love how this man has been true to himself from the very beginning and has such openness and honesty."



In honesty
Janet



Having fun with The NaiSaiKu Challenge


By the way, I love Rufus Wainwright.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Words



Words live in the mind
One must draw on their inner voice
Requiring absolute freedom to inscribe

Words, Women, Immaculate Marriage

Words live in your mind
Liberate them with reverence
Raise your beautiful voice, dominion




By Janet Jarrell

Loquacious with the The NaiSaiKu Challenge


If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf