Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review of "The Banjo Player" by Fenton Johnson

The Banjo Player by Fenton Johnson (1888 - 1958) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on June 30, 2013.  The poem relates the perfect life of the wandering minstrel, a life for which I (and perhaps, secretly, all poets) yearn.  Interestingly, the poem describes what it means to be a troubadour, and yet ends with the line:  "What is a troubadour?"  And, in further proof that we are living in the Matrix and nothing we do really matters, I am currently working on a short story about a troubadour.  Creepy.

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