Ahhhh Saxophone

The saxophone is so human. Its tendency is to be rowdy, edgy, talk too loud, bump into people, say the wrong words at the wrong time. But then, you take a breath, all the way from the center of the earth and blow. All that heartache is forgiven. All that love we humans carry makes a sweet, deep sound and we fly a little.


Joy Harjo


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  1. I haven’t heard of you in a musical way, for a long time. I really loved winding through the milky way and Red Dreams for a long time. Are you doing some music now.? You helped me to find some very good music, like Samantha Crain and a group called Aura Surey ( who put out only one album, but a great album (led by Ron Warren). All of Samantha album are great stuff, and Kid Face is my favorite ever, and I am 73. Yes I do like your poetry very much.

  2. Love the comments in Ahhhhh Saxophone. So on point. In high school, I did not choose the sax because it was so difficult to blow and it was such a honking instrument and yet…. when played right…it is produces such beautiful music. A Sexophone of sweet, haunting sounds.

  3. In the hands of the great master, John Coltrane, it literallyy saved my spirit. A Love Supreme Supreme Supreme

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