Tribute to Jazz Vocalist Abbey Lincoln

Abby Lincoln

i

have

cried this morning

…and before

making sense

of life

…and death

in a world

where my voice

weakens

with time.

i am consoled

in this Ramadan time

of mercy,

hope,

and faith

as much I know

passes

and new-worldly ideas

not based on truth

and originality

permeate

the environments—

dominate the thoughts

and actions.

while the essential

‘jazz’

so well articulated

remains hidden/forgotten

in the words

of singers,

storytellers

and

of ‘lost’ poets

like me.

 

©Linda Tauhid

8/15/10

 

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