Inchworm at large

I wish I could sing all day like the birds whose immense beaks and colorful bodies blot out the great blue heavens up above while I hide myself from these…

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Plenty

by Kevin T. McEneaney One can never have enough canning jars, sunny weather on a Spring afternoon, words to express satisfactory joy, favorite ice cream flavor for dessert, good sleep…

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Smithfield Orchestral Concert

Preview by Kevin T McEneaney Last May, the Smithfield Church Chamber Orchestra in northwestern Amenia was the first group of musicians to offer a Spring in-person concert Memorial Day weekend…

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Keyan Ivy Wu: Piano Recital at Bard

by Kevin T McEneaney On the afternoon of May 20th at Láslo Z. Bitό Conservatory Building Keyan Ivy Wu delivered her post-graduate Degree Recital. She opened with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata…

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The Jaunty Buds of May

by Kevin T McEneaney            for Clifford at 93 I love the ambiguity of Spring: forecasters can’t ever be accurate since puffy clouds contain their own whimsy while the…

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David Rabe’s Play at The Stissing Center

The Stissing Center in Pine Plains by Kevin T McEneaney Suffocation Theory by David Rabe was presented with actor Bruce DuBose at The Stissing Center last Sunday afternoon. The monologue…

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Ukrainian Themes at Bard Sosnoff

Andrés Rivas and orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney The Bard Conservatory Orchestra opened its semester-end concert with Mazeppa (1853) by Franz Liszt. Byron published an epic biographical poem (now only…

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Music Mountain Becomes More Innovative

Gordon Hall at Music Mountain by Kevin T McEneaney I had a chat with Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Director of the Music Mountain Festival, and discovered that there are interesting new program…

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Spring Run

Photo by Bill Keller This kind, April sunrise,crystalline light seepingfrom someone else’s sky,breaks the trail’s tired chill.Inside a leafless tree,a cardinal flits, a heartcaged by its arteries,and my unbundled skin,lavished…

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