As a newly minted apprentice poet, welcome to the tools of my trade and no prizes for guessing which gets the most use ... Anyway, here is another selection of verse with music as the theme.
My continuing thanks to Parker Owens for his support and encouragement. All comments, crits and compliments are welcome.
Ancient Borrowed, mortared Timelessly rememb'ring Conjuring forth darkness, tallows Silent Singing Faith-shrouded shapes Uninvited phantoms Wend down bowed midnight stair into My
I've always had an interest in poetry - discovering Live-Poets here reawakened it and I was fascinated, watching the art and craft of its creation. Only as an onlooker, you understand, a point of view I mistakenly committed to print.
This, of course, prompted a friend to challenge me: didn't I think I could produce some verse? Err … no, was the short answer but all that did was to make him prod me again: why not? Well, because…. In the end we agreed to never say 'never' and left it at that.
Being a percussionist means a varied musical life - a violinist usually has one instrument, as a percussionist I can find myself playing any of at least ten different instruments. Many composers like to experiment in how they use an orchestra - often, the results end up in my section.
Sometimes this means we have to beg, borrow, buy, hire the instruments required and every now and again I feel as though I'm part of a cinematic sound effects team. The Strauss piece mentioned my last blog (Ein