Music

A Writer’s Tomorrow  

Don’t be  

taken in  

by the illusion  

of tomorrow.  

Don’t save  

your best lines  

for it.  

Tomorrow—  

Didn’t they tell you?  

It never comes.  

Nobody has  

ever seen  

one.  

Anyhow  

it’s only a word—  

built on air  

and dreams  

and vague may  

bes.  

Our best hope  

is for new  

todays—  

born,  

just like this one,  

with moments  

already  

slipping  

away. 

So, spend it all   

and drain it   

dry,   

Let today’s ink   

spill out   

your sighs   

and your longings   

and your wondering   

whys.   

Then the pump   

will stay primed   

and the words   

flow out   

of your need   

to tell   

of life   

and love   

and things   

that seem   

worthy   

of words   

that   

come   

bubbling up   

out of   

some   

deep well.   

Drain it dry.   

 

And if a real    

tomorrow    

comes,    

and you’re not    

here    

to know,    

perhaps your words    

will find some    

one    

who needs    

the touch    

of a life    

that is past    

through a thought    

that lives    

in the words    

that you penned    

today.    

Carolyn Boling    

11/4/98

Trio Life

Boling, Brown & Holloway

in over 25 years of performing together, this trio has honed a repertoire of original music and jazz standards with roots in the sounds of the great guitar trios led by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, John Scofield and Pat Metheny.

Tune Me

Mark Boling

Pianist Donald Brown (Jazz Messengers) and South African saxophonist Zim Ngqawana (Abdullah Ibrahim) join post-bop guitarist Mark Boling in a set of organic original compositions that are alternately driving, playful, ethereal, and exuberant.