1. A few years ago, knowing I absolutely adored the John Coltrane album, "A Love Supreme" my wife gave me this incredible book by Ashley Kahn : "A Love Surpreme/The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album." Reading the book, I discovered something remarkable: the fourth movement, Psalm, was actually John Coltrane playing the 'words' of the poem that was included in the original liner notes. Apparently he put the handwritten poem on the music stand in front of him, and 'played' it, as if it were music. I immediately played the movement while reading the poem, and the hair stood up on the back of my neck. It was one of the most inspirational and spiritual moments of my life.

    I've seen some nice versions of this posted on the net, but wanted to make one using his exact handwriting. I also wanted to keep it simple. The music and John's poem are what's important. I hope you enjoy this. I hope this inspires you, no matter what 'God' you may believe in.

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  4. This is an adaptation of a poem written by Elizabeth Bishop. Please let us know your thoughts. For more info on the project go to facebook.com/pages/First-Death-in-Nova-Scotia/408275002545921?ref=hl

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  5. Join us on Indiegogo at igg.me/at/poetryonthet to help keep Poetry on the T!

    Thanks to the reception given our pilot month of Poetry on the T (April), and funds raised through our event "An Evening of Inspired Leadership" in March, we have been able to fund 8 more weeks of Poetry on the T starting this past Monday, May 12. But we want Poetry on the T to be a long-term program, and this crowd-funded campaign is a strategic step in that plan; we'll use the momentum of a successful Indiegogo campaign to show larger and longer-term sponsors that people want Poetry on the T. Help us show them that today, by donating at igg.me/at/poetryonthet, and sharing the link with your friends, family, and colleagues. Don't miss this chance to inspire Boston!

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