Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Marilyn Kallet's "Why I Wear My Hair Long"

Why I Wear My Hair Long

I want to wrap it

around you

like a silk shirt

button it



facing you

let the fringes

tickle your hips

until we ride

strong silken horses

glued on

& my flag


a few strands


to your


by Marilyn Kallet
This poem has been set to music by Tom Cipullo as part of a song cyle, "How to Get Heat Without Fire": Melanie Mitrano, a fabulous New York soprano, has revisited the score.Here's an audio clip. Thanks, Marilyn!

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