Music as an Inspiration for Poetry…
The poster words were recorded by Nat King Cole. Nature Boy“is track #10 on the album The World Of Nat King Cole. It was written by Ahbez, Eden but made famous by Nat.
This poster is my artistic tribute to this song, which has become a jazz standard.
Eden was a singer songwriter, Hippy nomad, beat poet, who lived in a park in LA.
Online I found recordings by Cher, Celine Dion and American Idol contestant in 2011 Casey Abrams. Furthermore, it was used in the movie Boy with the Green Hair.
I like the Ella Fitzgerald version of Nature Boy because of the beautiful background guitar.
Another haunting version is by Afro Blue Nature Boy .
I often enjoy writing with music in the background to find a rhythm and tone. As a young writer I loved jazz. Not many people in my household like…
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