Monday, September 4, 2017

Sin Takes a Bow by Paula Hackett

Sin Takes a Bow 

Make Believe
made up Sin,
and Sin took it from there. 
Entered our lives with a racket. 
Created a racket,
the life and death racket.
Took our five senses for a ride. 
Made yes and no common events. 
Made loving you a shadow.
Sin is at home in all of us,
and Sin will take our breath away.

Listen to Sin Takes a Bow by Paula Hackett on SoundCloud

BIO: Paula Hackett's poetry is influenced by her life experiences growing up in Berkeley during the vibrant and explosive 60's. The daughter of novelist Paul Hackett, she studied under John Beecher, Angela Davis and Grover Sales. She has written lyrics in collaboration with her brother John Hackett, for many great jazz composers including Teddy Edwards, John Handy, Ivan Lins, Joe Sample, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, and Cedar Walton. Her life long love of jazz is reflected in her many poems about musicians and in her CDs with pianists Rudi Wongozi and Connie Crothers.

Paula Hackett Website

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