Angels and Lutes: Inspiration

This poem was inspired by this painting from the Smithsonian, and the purchase of my own beautiful lute (a gallichon) a few years ago….

When You Came to Be (For a 200-year-old Cello)

I have the good fortune, and am honored and excited, to be able to play a borrowed cello that dates to over 200 years! It is an inspiration, and I’m looking forward to some happy practices and future performances.