Do Owl It T

from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp) by ellen cherry

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(NOTE: This is a collaboration between musician/performer ellen cherry and photographer Bonnie J. Schupp. Bonnie sends ellen two photos every week and ellen responds with writing--a story, a poem, a song, a piece of music.)

For "Do Owl It T" (pronounce it--it will make sense!) I wanted a Julee Cruise sound---spacey and dissonant


Do Owl It T
(pronounce it. It will make sense)
ellen cherry
August 25, 2018

Fast and slow
Above below
Push and pull
Empty full

Start and stop
Keep or swap
Red or green
Kind and mean

Moonless night
Morning light
Birthday wish
Our last kiss

Should I stay
Go away
Can’t decide
Run and hide

Can’t decide
Run and hide


from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp), released September 11, 2018
photo by Bonnie J. Schupp


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Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2017, ellen presents a new touring project called Portraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history to increase love and empathy for all. ... more

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