Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed local Vancouver, BC, Canada poet Kelley Montgomery, poet and musician. Kelley’s work is heard on the show every week , presented by sound engineer Victor Swartzman. Kelley has developed quite a following with listeners and it was a great pleasure to have him on the show reading his poems and singing his unique songs.
Also, featured on the show was music of the Jazz Singer Allegra Levy with her new CD Between Cities and Poetic News and Creativity Rocks. Source: Braitwaite and Katz, Katherine Growdon.
Kelley Montgomery writes:
“My name is Kelley Montgomery and I have been in this world, more or less, for 46 years.
If my feet were held to the fire and I was forced to call myself something I would probably call myself an artist.
These day I feel mostly fresh off the battlefield. The war was quite brutal, many times I felt deep within the darkest of pit and other times little better than a ghost, but there was some sunshine along the way.
I am too Godly to ever feel alone and have too vibrant of an inner life to ever feel bored.
My equilibrium is a wonderful place to reside and my love of God, myself and others is something that I reap solace from and never take for granted.”
A Poem song:
When I am pressed to write
A poem about me
I force my eyes inward
To pull out what I see
It’s not a simple answer
To drink from the heart
So many times at ropes end
So many times at the start
I guess I feel lucky
To even try to express
And I think of my calling
Is it not love to impress?
By Kelley Montgomery (C) All rights reserved.