Category: Music

The Sound of Silence (Vienna; May 7, 1824)

****************** Suddenly, I’ve stopped tumbling through time. Suddenly, I’m witness to his silent moment of triumph. Suddenly, I see, that he hears only through pulsing stringed vibrations and deafened, thundering applause. Suddenly, I weep. ******* This weekend, we want you to give us a… Continue Reading “The Sound of Silence (Vienna; May 7, 1824)”

Villanelle: Maysong

Their song arises to celestial realms bubbling o’er the cliff in coiling curls As hawk’s wings soar and float atop the elms. and top tall branches in the clouds entwined as ring by ring, the puffs of song unfurl Their song arises to celestial… Continue Reading “Villanelle: Maysong”

On Miracles

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต The same old butterflies returned to her stomach and her pulse quickened with uncertainty, as she turned into the familiar road that led to her mountain retreat. Her friends and acquaintances from prior years had opted for other weeks, other programs, other Directors.… Continue Reading “On Miracles”

Dona Nobis Pacem

๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ Whitman, Poet penning poems: War poems Williams, Composer setting words to music: Dona Nobis Pacem. Artistic genius, both united inevitably in performance. I sing through tears, their requiem for fallen Father and Son. ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ Trifecta Challenge Week 75: a thirty-three word “free-write”… Continue Reading “Dona Nobis Pacem”

Illuminating Irony

Re-enacted religiously since that night, Remembering with sensual clarity the first time: Crystal chandelier ascending; upward, inward, slowly but seemingly inexorably, Stunningly skyward. Grand Tier light extinguished As smaller orbs, in spoke-like formation Follow, like ducklings waddling after mama mallard. Lights go down when… Continue Reading “Illuminating Irony”

Photo Friday: Artificial Light… “Oh, What a Night!”

This week’s Photo Friday challenge prompt is “Artificial Light”. I chose this photo, taken at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, on the evening we went to see Franki Valli in concert. Except for the use of a “Brushed” filter (in keeping… Continue Reading “Photo Friday: Artificial Light… “Oh, What a Night!””

“Va Pensiero”

Tonight, as music fills this hallowed hall And transfixed patrons breathe and sigh as one, I’m moved to tears: this music from the past Performed across the sea from whence it came. The eyes are windows to the soul; (some say) For me, the… Continue Reading ““Va Pensiero””

Vocal Gold

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ A singable tune, with words profound Inspired by the Hebrew slaves A fitting tribute locked in time A treasure for the ages, saved. It’s become the anthem for the masses; Downtrodden, yearning to breathe free. He chose Nabucco to set forth Va Pensiero,… Continue Reading “Vocal Gold”

Maestro

I write this poem today, after having attended a concert at Lincoln Center, where Andras Schiff, not only created wonderful artistry at his fingertips doing two Bach Concerti, but also, and surprisingly, almost more impressive was his conducting of the Medelsohn and Schuman. ย it… Continue Reading “Maestro”

“The Rythym of Life”

 

Consolation

This was written in response to Trifextra Challenge:ย  For the weekend challenge we’re asking for exactly thirty-three words written in first person narrative.

A Feast of Praise

As concert nears, the excitement is building in our rehearsals. This music is beautiful and challenging…truly “A Feast of Praise.”

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