The Indigo Girls did not know
who Joan Baez was
a loam cried out
as first frost silenced the land
etched empty branches
she sang with an old voice
is best when properly dried
her voice was a voice of a woman
who had walked many years unseen
for after a certain age they say
women become invisible
she decided this was a wonderful way
her wings could remain outstretched
and not hidden as before
when she was sculpted and honed
like a cold statue
men would seek to touch
now her magic felt like a velvet glove
able to touch the mist and curling into a fist
summon spirits to her world
beyond the quarter-hour
no more obliged to purse
24 thoughts on “Beyond the quarter hour”
a vocal warrior never to be forgotten
Love your tribute to Joan Baez’s 75th! She is still a wonderful singer second to none!
Our conversation inspired me so thank you D!
I love her songs! Wonderful tribute… ❤
I am honored to be a part!
My poetry was lousy you said, where are you calling from? A booth in the Midwest …
Age gives us courage, wings and freedom to be 🙂
A beautiful tribute to not only Joan Baez but to all women who have weathered the storms of life and come through with grace and strength. Thank you!
Some women could never become invisible – although I understand the truth of that sad phrase
I agree. I do agree. Some women, many women actually, will never be invisible but to some who do not wish to look and that is certainly their loss.
My friend, Happy New Year to you and I hope you are well. I recently saw her 75th Bday concert and just was blown away. I find all women inspiring and especially those who are fobbed off as being over a certain age, they are often just so incredible I feel I must give voice to that.
I totally agree with you – I feel this strongly and I hope I would at any age, in fact I know I did when I was much younger. It is that idea that society may ‘try’ to diminish women over a certain age but there is so much by way of strength gained it’s impossible.
you always keep me guessing! um … I’m sure I know that one but I don’t want to google it and cheat! (scratches head!)
If you have a chance Mani, google her 75th Birthday concert where she sings with others – it’s really magnificent! xo xo
If you’re offering me Diamonds and Rust, I’ve already paid …
Will definitely watch… 🙂
Power to the crones!! 😉
LOL – my warped sense of humour has got to me . The sun ? Seriously ? Scorching hot….sorry, I am truly humbled and honoured by your comments xxx
You my friend climb inside and stay♡
Hahaha! This is fun! Got it!
A wonderful tribute Candice.
Thank you dearly my friend Mark
“…if you’re offing me diamonds and rust, I’ve already paid” Dillon was wrong, her poetry was not lousy ….
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