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Poetry in Song

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(photo from Marcelo Noah)

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Shift your brain into high gear
Ponder a song that was ere a poem
Plenty to choose, I'm sure you know 'em
In the comments have them arrayed
After nine you'll hear some played
 
Here's what we played:
 
Ben Harper "I'll Rise"
Maya Angelou "Still I Rise"
 
Greg Brown "The Ecchoing Green"
William Blake "The Ecchoing Green"
 
Ra Ra Riot "Dying Is Fine"
e.e. cummings "dying is fine)but Death"
 
Talking Heads "I Zimbra"
Hugo Ball "Gadji beri bimba"
 
Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do"
Wyn Cooper "Fun"