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Day 7 of 30 Days of Poetry, Jazz & Earth Day Awareness: Celebrating the jazz music of Billie Holiday & poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou

Greetings,

Today, I listened to  some of jazz singer Billie Holiday’s greatest hits while I practiced yoga.  What a sweet jazzy treat!  Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” led me to a book of poety by Dr. Maya Angelou.  I read Angelou”s poem “Africa” during breakfast.  Click on the Cinchcast audio blog below to hear me read Dr. Angelou’s poem. I also share my poem “Luxor, Egypt” which is included in my new book That Which Awakens Me.

What does Billie Holiday’s music remind you of?

Have you ever traveled to Africa or visited a museum with African art?

Do you have a six-word memoir for today? Mine is: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Meditation. Melodies. Mysteries.

Read a poem, listen to some jazz, and find one way to honor Mother Earth.  Enjoy your day!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for the wise woman Dr. Maya Angelou,

Ananda

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Listen to Ananda read poetry from her new book That Which Awakens Me as she launches her 30 Days of Poetry, Jazz, & Earth Day Awareness on BlogTalkRadio

Happy April! Happy National Poetry Month!  Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! Happy Early Earth Day (4/22)!

Today marks the beginning of “30 Days of Poetry, Jazz,  & Earth Day Awareness,” my online campaign that promotes National Poetry Month, National Jazz Appreciation Month, and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  From April 1 to April 30, I am using social media and six-word memoirs to share jazz inspirations, poetry, and reflections about Earth Day and green living.

Here’s my first six-word memoir for April: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. My Soul Necessities.

Do you have a six-word memoir for April, poetry, jazz, or Earth Day awareness?  Share it in the comment section below.

This morning I recorded an author chat on BlogTalkRadio which celebrated jazz, poetry, springtime, Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, green living, and Mother Earth (in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day).  Several poems discussed neo-soul singer Erykah Badu, jazz singers Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, jazz musicians Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk.  They were published in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.  Click on the the BlogTalkRadio widget below to hear my 15 minutes of poetry.

Who are your favorite poets?

What are your favorite poems?

Who are your favorite jazz musicians and singers? Any favorite jazz songs or CDs?

Who are your favorite green living activists?

Enjoy your day!  Make it a poetic, jazzy, and green living kinda day!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for poetry, jazz, and Mother Earth,

Ananda