a poetry minute

All religions, all this singing, one song. A response to Rumi. All religions, yearning for warm bathing light, minds tantalized by the ecstasy of Sophia’s embrace, hearts blind to Allah’s tender kiss, all religions. Grasping wildly in the cold shackles of shadow, all religions, your Father waits within you, but you are deaf, for all […]


It’s important to encourage musicians. One gets the maximum out of singers by not insulting them. There’s no excuse for nastiness. For example, if a soprano leaves a production crying, or with a nervous breakdown, it’s just bad manners on a conductor’s part. Sometimes I get very angry when I see or hear about that. […]