At the Crossroads by David Bengtson

Poem by David Bengtson

Video by Media Mike Hazard (The Center for International Education) with a class of students at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School

Accordion: Juergen Brunkhorst


  1. Reply
    carolee 21 June, 2009

    i really liked how the accordion music was so central to this — how it gave it much more depth than the poem would have had on its own. an interesting one!

    (and that’s a sentence you don’t hear often: “i really liked how the accordion …”)

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 21 June, 2009

      I love accordion music, so I was happy to find this video poem.

  2. Reply
    jeff 10 March, 2010

    I like your poem Mr B!
    I said I wood send you some of my music so here is a link to my website
    under artist Thurdwhirled
    I have been working on a new album called Anthropocene…the modern scientific definition for 2012.
    all the music & names of songs relate to the theories…very geological & geographical.
    hope you like it…let me know what you think.
    you were a big influence in my creativity & taught me to think clearly & openly & visualize the unseen & hear the unheard…believe it or not…thank you!
    Jeff Covington
    1984 Languish & Useless
    1984 Creative Writing….loved that class!

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    jeff 10 March, 2010

    ps…not all songs on the website represent new album-just a mixture of various streaming audio clips of some of my very diversified musical pieces-some of hte songs will be on the album-
    jeff c
    hopkins, mn

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 10 March, 2010

      Hi Jeff,

      I’m not sure this is the best way to reach Mr. Bengston. This is just a blog where I am embedding videos I find on the web, his being one of them, and unless he is in the practice of Googling his own name pretty often, I doubt he will discover these comments of yours for some time to come. I don’t have any contact information for him.

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