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Poem Title
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San Anselmo Reprise
Questions in Llareggub
Mawl a Marwnad Afan
Kyle
Similar Weather
Sleep

Timekeeper
The Girls of Summer



2000's, San Anselmo, CA
Late `90s, Wales & Arizona
May 2004, Phoenix area
October 2015, Phoenix area
`80s San Anselmo, CA
Mid `90s, Glendale, AZ

Late 2014, Phoenix area
Early `90s, Glendale, AZ









 
    

San Anselmo Reprise

    
Two expatriates, at one time living near each other in Southern England, then Northern California, meet from time to time to recollect, make music, look forward, exchange dreams, bandage old and new wounds, and seamlessly resume a friendship spanning over 40 years. There are always major changes, but, at heart, the important things remain unchanged. William Blake understood this.

"The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship."





San Anselmo Reprise text & photo

Listen to San Anselmo Reprise performed by John Good.

The musical accompaniment was composed/improvised and recorded
in the same room in San Anselmo California, in which the poem was written,
over a period (on and off) of many years.

A. Hindson: Engineer and Percussion Assemblage
J. Good: Flutes, Words, Whistles and Voice.



 
     talking to Dylan Thomas...

Questions in Llareggub

...at the Boathouse     


Listen to Questions in Llareggub performed by John Good.

From the album From the First 1500 Years of Welsh Poetry.

Text of the poem
John and his wife Kelly at Dylan Thomas' Boathouse
 
Kelly and John the Boathouse, some time ago...  
 



 
     love and loss of childhood...

Mawl a Marwnad Afan

In Praise and Lamentation for Afan


Listen to Mawl a Marwnad Afan sung by John Good.

The poem
Photo of the River Afan by David Good
 
the River Afan by David Good     




 
     getting over a loss...

Kyle

...creativity heals     


Listen to John's take on Kyle.

A poem for my friend Kyle Harris





Kyle Harris


Kyle Harris - Glendale Lib recording John Good, Aug 2007

  






 
     international spring...

Similar Weather



Listen to John's take on Similar Weather.

Similar, a poem



 
     a midsummer night's dream...

Sleep



Listen to John's take on Sleep.

Sleep, a poem



 
     regulating the clock...

Timekeeper



Listen to John's take on Timekeeper.

The poem the Timekeeper




     the maiden verbage...

The Girls of Summer



Listen to John's take on The Girls of Summer.

The Girls of Summer






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