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As I rummaged through notes I made 15 years ago, I came across some I made about the inventor of the Dewey decimal System. Where this might appear odd coming from a poet, I think you might agree this note overflows with the essence of poetry. See what you think:
The study of reincarnation and the understanding of it within different religions is much more complex. But, the information here in these short descriptions is meant to illustrate the idea that reincarnation is something more than what most, who don’t practice the religions, will ever understand without much study.
A theological science fiction/fantasy. Experience the most sinister plot in the history of humanity – fanatics discover how to physically murder God. A search for God by going to the opposite extreme.More info →
Gnarled Bones is a song about a man searching for his soul mate. He carries a sadness from this – which he calls ‘gnarled bones’ – with him throughout his life, sometimes catching echoes of her from a past life with his true love. Follow this man’s journey as he searches . . . and concludes he’s a better man for the journey.More info →
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The band Entrance is comprised of Jeff Stafford, Lee Dalson, Allie Cooper, Papa Boyd’O, Anastasia Shields and produced by the poet, Ward Kelley. Their vision is to create and explore non-commercial rock platforms while drawing from the poetry of Ward Kelley. Their scope includes rock, psychedelia, folk, blues, and even a little classical and jazz.
The band Clay Souls is comprised of Jack Gibson, Jeremy Bates, Ian Ottinger, Jay Carpenter, Dave Mahurin, Jeff Hudson, and produced by the poet, Ward Kelley. Their vision is to create and explore non-commercial rock platforms while drawing from the poetry of Ward Kelley. Their scope includes rock, jam band, progressive rock, folk & blues. blues.
In early 2015, serendipity brought him to team up with writer/poet Ward Kelley. Ward says, “Don answered an ad he never read, appearing on my doorstep because he heard from a friend I was willing to pay a guitarist to help my daughter with her music videos.” This chance meeting led to the most unique collaboration of the two men’s artistic careers.
She grew up and lived all her life in west central Indiana. Singing her first solo at the age of five, in church, she realized music would be her passion. When she reached adulthood, she began displaying her gift in competitions, county and state fairs, singing in taverns . . . hundreds of fans told her she was destined to reach a wider audience.
Joan In the Fires
Jessie is the consummate free spirit, whether in her music, choice of favored instruments (uke & banjo) or living style – she spent four years at the Virginia commune, Twin Oaks International Community, saying, ”It was a great four years in which I felt like I could really be myself. My time spent there is irreplaceable.”