Saturday, April 25, 2009
Writing about music is like writing about wine. It's a Sissyphean task to describe such sensory experiences in words. That's why I want to share this poem by Irene McKinney from today's edition of Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. She captures the essence of music in her couplets of Homage to Roy Orbison. Among my favorite lines are these: "the singing we do gives us a taste and not a meal...So why not sing as hard and deep as we can?"