R Train on the D Line

Holding Rain appeared in print publication today on the inside jacket of Brian Groder Trio’s new CD release entitled, R Train on the D Line. A huge thank you to Brian, and accolades to this jazz ensemble on their latest project which I had considerable pleasure listening to this afternoon. Learn more about Brian Groder’s music at briangroder.com

Read the featured poem here: HOLDING RAIN

BGT CD

Brian Groder Trio, R Train on the D Line

Twirling afoot

“twirling afoot, heart a’skip, ever mindful I may trip”

Rhonda Arnold, excerpt from: Cold Nature

JM watchstep

Photo: John Mullen

Introducing “Mare Nubium”

I’m fortunate to have creative friends. And, one in particular has recently set several of my poems to his original music (Thank you, Rene!). We’re calling our collaborative duo, Mare Nubium. Download, listen, share, comment (with or without a cup of tea)! We’re pleased you’re here to share the fruit of our efforts and hope you’ll enjoy these unique ambient and electronic musical tracks…

Listen direct from SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mare-nubium
OR via blog: https://rhondaarnold.wordpress.com/music/

Rene Dervaes of Mare Nubium (Musical Composition/Instruments)

Rene Dervaes of Mare Nubium
(Musical Composition/Instruments)

Till the sun comes round…

“Till the sun comes round ‘n begins to reclaim
Unrolling the frost from across the plain”
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Read the full poem here: Expectant Night

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

Are birds constant in all their flights…

“Are birds constant in all their flights,
or did I view an opportune darting of carnal delight?”
– Rhonda Arnold / Pairing, excerpt

Read the full poem here: Pairing

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

Ducks Bridge quacks quiet…

“Ducks Bridge quacks quiet sans stirring tonight
Like Moore’s mouse in ye enduring, ‘Twas the Night
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

Reminded beauty flips quick…

“Reminded beauty flips quick
In nature’s pending fury”
– Rhonda Arnold / Fall, excerpt

Read the full poem here: Fall

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

Encrusting all but never seen…

“Encrusting all but never seen
The magical instant frost comes into being”
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

While Queen Anne’s intricate whites she weaves…

Best wishes to you and yours during this Thanksgiving weekend.

“While Queen Anne’s intricate whites she weaves
Then unravels her lace as if it were seed
Shaking threads to meadow’s gusty wilt
Golds turn amber sprouting autumn silk”
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

Moments pass, you’re not the same…

“Moments pass, you’re not the same
With wholesome coursing through your veins”
– Rhonda Arnold / Easy Simmer, excerpt

Read/hear/share the complete poem here: Easy Simmer

Photo: John Mullen

Photo: John Mullen

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