In recent months
I have acquired the ability
To add known musical folks names
To my conversational tidbits...
First I must say
Agnes West, Florence, AL, gave me
My very first lessons
While she continues to teach
And promote my dulcimer training...
Sarah Morgan, TN, gave lessons
At our last year's dulcimer festival
And this year we had
Well-known local players
Jerry & Louise Todd, Athens, Alabama...
Also take for example
Just the other day
When Don Pedi's name, NC,
Was mentioned & I said
'I had a lesson from him!'...
Then Bing Futch, FL,
Was talked about
And I nodded, 'yes,
I took a lesson from him!... Recently!'
And now I can add other names...
Traveled all the way to Portland, OR,
To see & hug my son, Ryan,
Also planned a visit
to Columbia River Gorge Mt. Dulcimer Festival
With diverse instructors there...
A Force of nature Robert
'Wild dulcimer' music maker...
Zanetti of nimble fingers Nina
Caressing musical melodies..
Both teaching us & performing concerts...
There were three days packed full
of musical information...
Rogers sisters lovely Erin & Amber
Shining talents teaching us
So as I mark two years
Of dulcimer training
As I continue to add folks I meet
& places I have been...
Musical celebration of life...
By ann t evans