As soon I read “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo, it reminded me so much of my dad, I knew I had to record it to commemorate his birthday on April 27. The photograph is my favorite of him in his vestments. It captures all the best of who he was.
As this is a call-and-response post, in which a fellow blogger’s post has inspired my own, I hope you will spend some time on Mary Jo’s site exploring her insightful and beautifully-written poetry.
Mine is not the only post inspired by “Not What.” Rebecca Budd was also inspired to read the poem aloud and share it on Rebecca’s Reading Room, her blog for sharing spoken word versions of poems that have moved her. I hope you can spend some time with Rebecca as well