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Poem – Nina Simone’s Life by B.Z. Niditch August 18, 2015

Posted by vscorpiozine in BZ Niditch, Nina Simone, poems, poems about musicians, poetry.
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ninasimonepianoNINA SIMONE’S LIFE
B.Z. Niditch

Remembering you
in a club
rehearsing with me
late in Frisco
carrying my pocket poetry
in your handbag
never forgetting
your signature
of a musical companion
amazed at my loneliness
when we lost you
in molten neon lights
under the emotive voice
of the emptiness of a sad sky
yet your recordings
by your hot photograph
find an echo
of underground  eyes
to witness to your love.

B.Z. NIDITCH is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher.

His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including:Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; HawaiiReview; LeGuepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest);  Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others. His latest poetry collections are “Lorca at Sevilla”,”Captive Cities.”

He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.


1. bzniditch - August 20, 2015

Thank you for publishing and letting us hear the most sensitive artists of our time. Seeing her photo brought back Nina Simone’s voice, her struggles for emotional survival, her love, her musical range which
was pure poetry!

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