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Poem at "Formidable Woman"

My thanks to editor d. ellis phelps for her lovely post about Laura Nyro that includes words from, and a link to, my poem “Gonna Take a Miracle (for Laura Nyro)”.  You can find it here.

Kerfe

Guest Artist: Kerfe Roig

Please help me welcome guest artist, Kerfe Roig to formidableWoman!

In her poem, Gonna Take a Miracle, Ms. Roig pays tribute to the late Laura Nyro… 343 more words

Poetry

It’s no doubt over simplification, but for me, it all starts with Laura Nyro.

Without her, there’s no Kate Bush.

No Tori Amos.

To a lesser degree, I also think she may have made it possible for the Laurel Canyon scene to happen, even if she was from east coast, and Joni Mitchell trailed Nyro’s debut by only a year or so. 385 more words

The World's A Nicer Place In My Beautiful Balloon (The 5th Dimension)

OK, it’s January 1969 & the Fifth Dimension, one of America’s most popular vocal groups are being driven in a vintage Renault down La Croisette in Cannes while singing “Sweet Blindness”, the second of the 5 Laura Nyro songs that they took into the charts. 904 more words

Music

1001 Albums: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

#116

Artist: Laura Nyro

Album: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

Year: 1968

Length: 46:15

Genre: Pop

“No one knows the blues like lonely women do…

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Fifty Year Friday: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

“I’m not interested in conventional limitations when it comes to my songwriting” — Laura Nyro (Liner Notes to Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro <1997> 834 more words

Fifty Year Friday

Repent

Desire is hidden
up our sleeves, playing us with
serendipity

Joker’s wild with make-believe
(better hide those foolish hearts)

I’ve bent everything here–prompts, forms, words, cards. 59 more words

Kerfe