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LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night


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TANKA LOVE MUSIC

TANKA LOVE MUSIC

how familiar that tune –
the enchanting night
your warm embrace –
now i remember
claire de lune


piano - four hands
fur elise      you’ve never heard
such cross-overs
our hands would touch
and we’d laugh


my love with child
not my own
yet some eternal source within
said,     “i forgive”
transfigured night *

*Arnold Schoenberg

Dave Austin


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MUSIC

MUSIC

walking one night
i heard the same dirty sax
i hated
when she walked out on me
at club sleezy


fiddling unafraid
on fifth avenue for experience
the whores    pickpockets walking by
taking a bite
of the big apple


sam
at the steinway grand
cocktail music
for love or misery
or both


one hundred
on stage at the philharmonic
the audience
rich and poor alike
fused as one by ravel

Dave Austin


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Fires In Tandem

they lay in the snow 
side by side on a small hill 
never lost in cold  
there’s so much love between them 
two fires in tandem


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Blues Tanka contest

Notes tickle the ear
Sorrow's song so sweetly sung
Faintly I'm aware
Somber, melodic embrace
Melancholy fills the air


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My Love Song In Tankas

just in few moments as the dusk obscures the sky lids cover my eyes my mind begins to reckon the things I’ve done the whole day a flurry it was missing the sun in your eyes my heart in regrets didn’t sing you song last night or gave you right back sweet hugs now I sing my song but ice cream melts on its cone what else will I do to win back the love from you and make me smile and heart grows plead down so deeply asking you not to leave me I am so sorry this is the best melody be sung in my poetry I hope you can hear song being played in G-Clef lonely but lovely Tanka Song with love I sing hoping to ease all our pains
Written: Oct. 7, 2012 Second Place Winner Contest: Tanka-Sad Song Judged: 10/21/2012 Poet Sponsor: My Greatest Poet, Poet-Destroyer Fourth Place Winner Contest: Tanka me this, tanka me that, tanka me anypoem you want... Judged: 10/23/2012 Poet Sponsor: SKAT


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Howlin' Wolf

inhales in shadows
takes inspiration from gloom
moonlight penetrates
creates an old fashion song
simply called singing the blues

20th Oct  2012 


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Musical Genius

Musical genius Wrapping his notes around me Fascinating eyes Pulsating beats with pleasure A great entwining music
Russell Sivey


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SO SOON

SO SOON

sweet song is over
i love that sweet tune so much
and now it’s over
why can’t beautiful songs last?
why are they over so soon?


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VIOLIN - multiform

VIOLIN  - multiform 

the old cedar chest
cracks with a dry musty blast
an edison bulb
in the gloom brings back the past
old news and dad’s violin

scratchy violin
alexander’s ragtime band
old 78

now the house lights dim
quiet anticipation
walking on – perlman!


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Didgeridoo

Vibrations echo, Dancing down spiritual; Didgeridoo gift, Lifting Souls it will transform, Music into healing light.


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Music please

Play a song for me
My heart longs to be set free
Held captive so long 
I am trying to be strong
Is the instrument all wrong?


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Music to my Ears

sweetness in your voice
all the lovely words you speak
music to my ears
         i feel all my sorrows fade
            warm sunlight encompasses


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KEEPING TIME WITH RHYTHM

The young paraders
keep time with the fast band,
I keep time with rhythm
counting strong beats in music 
with a mini metronome.


Written on 10/27/ 2012


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SEPTEMBER TANKA

SEPTEMBER SONG - triple tanka

Like a lover's sigh
She tiptoes forth    looking back -
Those warm memories -
Birds    still singing    cross over
And sad sunshine stills the wind

Now    September sings
A sympathetic tune silvers
Promises late gold -
The change will be gradual -
Promises sleep    painless sleep

Mysterious calm
Like a magic caesura
Bated by surprise
In mind it's ever the same
Such gentle looking forward

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HAPPY    HAPPY TIME - double tanka

Happy    happy time
Early tears and sleep lifted
Once past Labor Day
Harlequin    in falll colors
Trips so lightly o'er the world

Echoes    sad voices
From the past are silenced
By the happy clown
Bacchus    come down    pours the wine
The whole world on color dines


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Song Writer Inpires Me

country music vibes
my spirit surpassing heights
melodious voice 
i write poetry to his tunes
Darius Rucker inspires

Darius Rucker


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Farewell to Whitney

Farewell to Whitney. An angelic voice is still. We will remember you graced us with your music. We have lost a great treasure. Whitney Houston (1963-2012) From a news story found on AOL


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Sweet Music

Something soothes my soul
as the notes waft clear and strong.
I am transported
to a soft and gentle place.
Music brings me sweet repose.


for "Short and Sweet" contest
sponsored by Francine Roberts



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Afternoon Music

Cool breezy chapel,
Summer wedding— pastor’s voice
Climbs into the bride’s 

Ears, the groom whispers to God;
A baby cries— rings exchanged.


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Sing-a-Long

Songs that inspire me
Hear the gentle melodies
Lyrics that excite
And quickly moving rhythms
I just love to sing-a-long.


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Geronimo Stomp

Geronimo Stomp That has a nice ring to it. Go Barry Darvell. What a catchy melody. A record from yesteryear.


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Joy

My feet long to dance
Under the light of the moon
Silence welcomes me
I beckon you as I move
Come share in my greatest joy.


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MJQ

I'm listening to Itzak Perlman
Together with the Modern Jazz Quartet
They perform Summertime

Perlman's violin has the tune
MJQ got the perfect rhythm

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Gerade höre ich Itzhak Perlman
Mit dem Modern Jazz Quartet
Sie spielen Summertime

Perlmans Geige gibt die Melodie
Das Modern Jazz Quartet den Rhythmus


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Blue

He’s Paul Mauriat.
Leading a French orchestra,
he had a hit song.
It was titled “Love Is Blue”,
an instrumental for you.

By Robert Pettit for “Blue” contest sponsored by Francine Roberts


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VIEW OF FLUSHING MEADOW PARK

A huge hemisphere,
a lake two and half miles long,
many shady trees,
cars on Grand Central Parkway...
happy kids on swings and slides.


It's very quite here,
people walking and chatting
in the greenest park,
they're safe even after dark...
it's the perfect haven! 


Nighttime seems daytime
when lights shine on all faces
watching a play, or
listening to pop or rock...
what a view from my window!


Written by Andrew Crisci
9/14/2011


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THE FAITHFUL'S CALL

When the bronze bells rang
old women hurried to church
to sing their sacred hymn
I asked them what was the rush
they said Jesus was waiting


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Monk's Tribute (Tanka)

Thelonious Monk
piano keyboard prophet
harmonizing scales

Melody from flat to sharp
rhythm soothing to the soul


Comments:  Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982) is recognized as one of the 
most influential figures in the history of Jazz. He was one of the architects of 
bebop and his impact as a composer and pianist has had a profound influence 
on every genre of music. Thelonious Monk Institutes of Jazz are located at the 
following locations: Washington Office: 5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 605, 
Washington, DC and Los Angeles Office: University of Southern California, 3443 
Watt Way, Lower Level, Los Angeles, CA. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a 
nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along 
with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music.


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Wallflowers

suave chaps stand ready
a vintage champagne flowing
musical tones swell
as loathsome ladies babble~
this years wallflowers in bloom


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Desert Jazz

The brown tumbleweed
rolling across the desert
dances to a tune
beside the running rabbit.
They always gig together.