Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Patricia Barber

But there's reason to believe 
That spring won't arrive
There's reason to fear 
That when you left, I died
When I look in the mirror,
My face is too white
When I check for a pulse,
I'm afraid of the quiet
(From her 1998 song, "Winter," which I heard her perform last night in a small jazz club in Chicago.  It was the first time I had heard her perform live.  I sincerely hope it will not be the last.)

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