Friday, April 15th

sounds of Mali and all over

Fatoumata Diawara, live (“”Kanou Dan Yen,” “Nterini,” “Negue Negue”), Italy (Como), published 2/3/22

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lagniappe

reading table

I think of you daily and feel anxious lest we lose our old backward and forward flow that always seems to open me up and bring color and peace.

–Robert Lowell (1917-1977), letter (3/10/1963) to Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) (Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell)