Legs : Carry Me to the Moon and Back

      As a twelve year old fiddling around with my Das’s turntable and rummaging through his LP collection, I would often come across the strange, the weird and the wonderful. The “star” in this last category of pure joy and wonder had to be the soft and smooth notes of Frank Sinatara’s voice, carrying over melodies composed by the likes of Michel Philippe-Gérard and Anka. … Continue reading Legs : Carry Me to the Moon and Back

I Wonder if Heavens Got a Ghetto

Having its roots and ground for exploration in the spoken word tradition, rap to me is as much part of poetry as the poets explored in the previous posts. For me if I had to choose one single work that echoed this more than others, it would have to be “I Wonder if Heavens Got a Ghetto” by Tupac Shakur Here are the lyrics: I … Continue reading I Wonder if Heavens Got a Ghetto