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Blue Lizard Highway

on Blue Lizard Highway
the heat is so full of waves
the air is as thick as food

I see some voices turqouise
just like a flower symphony
these words would be red
if spoken by the moon
so whose blue-green language could this be?

in this hour murderous
the morning is armed with remembrance
and knives
making a flimsy paper-doll chain
out of our lives

on ululating hill
blades of grass have no memory
it's forever today
there is no yesterday
today and then today
then today

in this brave moment
I fear no perfumed destroyer
no monotonous eyes have chained me
there are cities in the pockets of priests
earth falls out of the hems of heaven

so I travel on this Blue Lizard Highway

The night is clothed in black velvet
and diamonds
as if to celebrate


from Music with Marc Ream, San Francisco 1988​-​1998, released December 31, 1990




Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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