Category Music

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity ~~~~~ Why then must poetry’s meaning be couched, Like the imagined sea-sound heard in a shell? May fleeting beauty, convoluted truth be vouched, Said simply and offered crystal-clear from a well? Will it help if I use night to presage age or death, Flying birds or sunsets standing in for […]

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum ~~~~~ I was sitting in a downtown cafe, looking for the words I wanted, listening to other people’s lives, fits and starts, dribs and drabs. O, what stories I could imagine. O, what stories could I imagine? of these people and their lives; the difference a single change, an opening, taken or missed, […]

Horse Behind the Cart

Horse Behind the Cart ~~~~~ If we made our lives open to reading, music, art, how would we choose, decide where we’d start? Never liked classical, like the Saturday cartoons, Hated rock, jazz, still, to Muzak you hum tunes? Presentation wrong? Nothing works in every age, not times around the sun, how each fills the […]

On the Doppler Shift

On the Doppler Shift ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment. ~~~~~ I hear the humming man from afar, as he approaches where we are. The humming grows as he draws nigh and, dwindles when he passes by. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy […]

Life’s Soundtrack

Life’s Soundtrack ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Are we surprised music triggers our emotions, hearing its ever-present backdrop to our world? As if our days are accompanied by a soundtrack. Perhaps, we no longer know how we should feel, how we should respond […]

Pale Reflections

Pale Reflections ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Shadows of trees, which do not exist, extinguished by sudden, bright lights. Four musicians, in white, tux jackets, take the stage, like waiters to serve us some succulent moments, Beethoven. I wonder about their histories and any tales to […]

Grown Large

Grown Large ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ In too many places we are led by children grown large before they learned to share, grown large, still believing the the myth. Mine! Neither want, need nor knowledge hold sway. The fluid world of young children, constantly shifting […]