Singing Silence

20200224_164601Want to hear someone sing one of my poems? Bre Stephens, the founder and editor of The Dark Sire Literary Magazine, is collaborating with Fernando Fidanza and his project, Old Folk for New Poets, where he writes music to accompany a poem. I’m honored that he chose my poem Silence, from the latest Dark Sire, for his project. Check it out!

Maybe it’s just me being a proud parent but I think he did a great job. I love his accent. This is the first time I’ve heard my words sung to music and it affected me more than I’ll admit. Of all my poems, this little horror I wrote for Halloween would have been the last I expected to be turned into song.

Thank you, Bre, and grazie molto, Fernando!


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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16 Responses to Singing Silence

  1. JeanMarie says:

    WOW. That’s creepy and wonderful. All of it. Congratulations!

    OMG. I know a famous person!

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  2. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. You and Fernando are amazing and talented. All my best to the both of you. (~Bre)

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  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    Well created both the music and poetic lyrics.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jupitergrant says:

    Fantastic rendering

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thanks Bartholomew for your words, thanks Bre for making this possible and thanks everybody for your comments

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