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Nature Revealing

In his latest blog, pianist and songwriter Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine describes the copious vegetable and flower gardens he shares with his life partner, Karen Bergquist. He also discusses his need of surrounding himself in nature--in the midst of trees or by water or in wide open spaces. It's what makes time stand still and… Continue reading Nature Revealing

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Transforming Poetry into Song Lyrics

A few weeks ago, I found inspiration from a poem I wrote in my poetry chapbook, Why I Dyed My Hair Red (2004), that inspired revamped song lyrics for a new track called "Fragile." Here is my original poem: Self-Reincarnation © 2004 Leslie I. Benson. (In response to William Wordsworth’s Our birth is but a sleep and a… Continue reading Transforming Poetry into Song Lyrics