'Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time,
Why should I strive to set the crooked straight?
Let it suffice me that my murmuring rhyme beats with light wing against the ivory gate,
Telling a tale not too importunate to those who in the sleepy region stay,
Lulled by the singer of an empty day'.
If this piece sounds even more tentative than usual it's because I've just broken two ribs!
'Do you ever think about your bones?
The way the support everything we do.
They break and they age and they grow.
Bones hold every story you've ever told'.
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break and all things can be mended.
Not with time as they say but with intention.
So go, Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you
Blue-black like the breast of the gusty sea,
Cumulus clouds where the sun goes down,
Stormful shadows against the gold,
Under the arches of even blown.
Nowhere a white bird beating the storm,
Nowhere a sunray gilding the sea;
Bud nor leaf on the orchard bough,
Butterfly, nor blossom, nor bee.
Yet to-night, where the blue waves beat,
Under the shadows, the storm-winds bring
Omen mysterious out of the dusk,
Out of the darkness the promise of Spring
When you see how delicate and fragile life can be, all else fades into the background.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in ice
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice
I'm thinking of developing some of the Piano Blogs into more orchestral pieces. This is the first experiment (based on the blog posted on January 31st). Tell me what you think, good idea ? worth doing 10/12 pieces on CD ? would anyone buy it ? Comments and thoughts please.
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Just to capture a moment.
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