Hunkered down in front of the wood stove while a nor'easter envelopes our Boston landscape I received a warming message from Artscope magazine writer J. Fatima Martin, "You are mentioned on the cover ....". To this country boy with beginnings in rural Missouri, this news was like being on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Feelings of elation, bittersweet melancholy and infinite gratitude washed over me as I read the preview article beautifully written by Artscope editor, Brian Goslow. Many of us are eternally grateful to the late David Lang for enhancing our lives in so many ways.  Receiving this bit of artful inspiration while sitting in the area that I received news of David's tragic passing, I am not only blessed to have known David Lang but also.... inspired.

“Since when," he asked,
"Are the first line and last line of any poem
Where the poem begins and ends?” 


~Seamus Heaney

 


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