God bless the music makers
who tap the resoundings of the universe
with horns and strings and all vibrant things
to urge mankind's greatest aspirations.
God bless the singers,
through whose voices we can
briefly separate ourselves from the
harshness of the world, and connect
with the sanctity of life.
May your voices not long be still.
Copyright 2020 David M. Kanter
Not long ago I was moved by the wrenching effect of the pandemic virus on the lives of performing artists, particularly the singers and musicians, my wife being one and I being the other.
We were just then seeing the brutal results of exposure to the Coronavirus among choirs. These verses followed:
On a lighter note, I have been reviewing the drawings for a new children's book, the verses for which were written by myself some years ago and given recently to my cousin Ginger Balizer-Hendler to illustrate. This new offering should be ready for modest publication by the end of the summer, and we're very excited about it!
SEPTEMBER MORNING An anthem after 9/11/01 by David M. Kanter