To Women with Love
Carol Wilson-Mack has been a lover of poetry all of her life. She began her first poetry reading with 'The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, in junior high school. Later, she read the awesome words of Mr. George Edward Tait and got a strong desire to read his words to music. The choices for this recording are from two different books by George Edward Tait, 'At War' and 'At Arms' selected poems by George Edward Tait. Mr. Tait befriends women, letting them know that he is at least one man who knows and sympathizes with the labors and woes of women.' Sporadic love life of part time passion and full time pain.' (Help Wanted/ 'At War') In the piece African woman, Mr. Tait blatantly announces his love and we know that it is ongoing-for he clearly let's us know that he knows that 'You out wept the willow tree.' (African Woman/ At War) A dull brilliance portrays the character of the quiet champion whose goal is 'to be' rather then to be seen 'For those with inner eyes.' Failure states that neither part of one's anatomy will bow or bend, 'Dey jus' don't know how.' (Failure At Arms) Sister, the same poem just in three parts tells a story that describes the life of too many young women who leave their place of birth aspiring to 'become'- and get caught up in someone else's game and lose track of their goals. I'm goin' to see what I heard about ole soulville USA where fun and frolic is the function of everyday. If you love poetry then you will find enjoyment from these verses. Thank you for listening and enjoy! Carol Wilson-Mack.