Flow

Like tasting summer Like sipping the sweet floral air The flow of life bears us forth From golden shores to seas of living light We paint with the colours of music We listen to the heady sounds of love We touch the diamond sky We dance arm in arm with the stars And there, behind…

Shadow Earth

Crescent rises as the sun descends Into red and gold fire on the far horizon Easing slowly towards star speckled black Billowy scent of night blooms wafts sweetly Crystalline music of night creatures trills pianissimo notes Heaven’s lustre shines A night light on the shadow earth Follow the moon rabbit Running through the dark Until…

The Shape of Music

Music’s got to keep moving If it stands still it’s not music at all Just a single note, alone and purposeless Music’s got to run, you see Like a river flowing down to the sea Music has to ebb and flow To build rainbows in the sky Among clouds passing by On that cusp on…

A Different Drummer

Have you ever felt The drum beat in a car engine Rocking you on your urban journeys Tympani thump-thumping your to-and-fro Have you ever heard The music of an airconditioner Pareidoliac patterns in the white noise of life Listen to the music in the man-made and the natural Dance to the rhythms of your heartbeat…

Balter

Clumsy capering, lurching about Out of time to the music’s beat What are you doing? You call that a dance? Take care you don’t trip on your own two feet Scuffling along a concrete street Shoes clip on cracks, stumble and slip Pick up your feet! Can’t you see what comes next? You’ll break your…

In praise of the Cello

It would be hard, I think, to find someone who doesn’t enjoy music. It does seem to be a universal human pastime. Tastes in music, of course, can vary widely, and people will often enjoy the sound of some instruments more than others. For me, it’s the cello. Also known as the violoncello, it has…

Duende

When you hear that song that reminds you of something you don’t quite remember but you feel a melancholy longing for the intangible When you listen to music that fills you with joy so great you feel as if you might burst with happiness Reading a poem that tears deep into your soul stabbing to…

The Magpie sings

Bitonal bird sits on a fence preens sleek black and white feathers Magpie chorus heralds the close of the day sun going down and the changing of the guard Day shift of birds and all the sunlight creatures return to their nests while the night dwellers emerge Possums get restive run across the roof tops…

Singing Christmas

I love a good Christmas carol Singing peace on Earth Christ is born Come let us adore Him   We sing of shepherds getting supernatural visitation we sing of wise men taking a leap of faith we sing of a family out in the cold of a child born in poverty bearing the gift of…

A midnight, clouded

And man, at war with man, hears not The love-song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing. No! shout the people of strife We won’t listen! Love is meaningless Peace is for the strong Justice is for the rich So tell heaven’s all-gracious king we will…