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Quote Left A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Quote Right
Quote Left Draw a crazy picture,Write a nutty poem,Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb.Do a loony-goony dance'Cross the kitchen floor,Put something silly in the worldThat ain't been there before. Quote Right
Quote Left Silence is more musical than any song. Quote Right
Quote Left A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Quote Right
Quote Left Eagerly, musician,Sweep your string,So we may sing,Elated, optative,Our several voicesInterblending,Playfully contending,Not interferingBut co-inhering,For all withinThe cincture of the soundIs holy ground,Where all are Brothers,None faceless Others. Let mortals bewareOf words, forWith words we lie,Can say peaceWhen we mean war,Foul thought speak fairAnd promise falsely,But song is true:Let music for peaceBe the paradigm,For peace means to changeAt the right time,As the World-Clock,Goes Tick and Tock. So may the storyOf our human cityPresently moveLike music, whenBegotten notesNew notes beget,Making the flowingOf time a growing,Till what it could be,At last it is,Where even sadnessIs a form of gladness,Where Fate is Freedom,Grace and Surprise. Quote Right
Quote Left In the swamp in secluded recesses, A shy and hidden bird is warbling a song.... Quote Right
Quote Left Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don't care, I'm still free You can't take the sky from me Take me out to the black Tell 'em I ain't comin' back Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me There's no place I can be Since I found serenity But you can't take the sky from me Quote Right
Quote Left Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation. Quote Right
Quote Left Think, In mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence. Quote Right
Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. Wouldn't you say, she asked, that killings like this are influenced by violent movies? No, I said, I wouldn't say that. But what about 'Basketball Diaries'? She asked. Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun? The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office, and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it. The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. Events like this, I said, if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; These two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory. Quote Right
Quote Left For a hundred years I breathe and live, the flower of beauty and the bread of kindness. I am your friendly shade in the noonday heat of summer, and I stand pencilled against the winter twilight, a silhouette for dreams. At dawning in the spring I am filled with song, the host to a thousand birds, and I decorate the autumn with pageantry and colour. Then comes the woodsman with his axe. And still I serve. I am the timber that builds your boat; the rafters of your cathedrals; the choirstalls of your church enriched by the magic of the carver's fingers. I am the beam that holds your house; the door of your homestead, and the lintel too. I am the handle of your hoe; the wood of your cradle; the bed on which you lie; the board of your table and the board for your bread. When I am living, harm me not. When I am dead, respect me and use me kindly. Quote Right
Quote Left I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture! Quote Right
Quote Left Half close your eyelids, loosen your hair,And dream about the great and their pride;They have spoken against you everywhere,But weigh this song with the great and their pride;I made it out of a mouthful of air,Their children's children shall say they have lied. Quote Right
Quote Left In summer, the song sings itself. Quote Right
Quote Left If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world Quote Right
Quote Left Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. Quote Right
Quote Left One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. Quote Right
Quote Left My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself. Quote Right
Quote Left Sunrays, leaning on our southern hills and lighting Wild cloud-mountains that drag the hills along, Oft ends the day of your shifting brilliant laughter Chill as a dull face frowning on a song. Ay, but shows the South-west a ripple-feathered bosom Blown to silver while the clouds are shaken and ascend Scaling the mid-heavens as they stream, there comes a sunset Rich, deep like love in beauty without end. Quote Right
Quote Left O, but Everyone Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done. Quote Right
Quote Left There is not a flower or bird in sight, only a small screen on which lines are moving, while the child sits almost motionless, pushing at the keyboard with one finger. As a learning environment, it may be mentally rich, but it is perceptually extremely impoverished. No smells or tastes, no wind or bird song (unless the computer is programmed to produce electronic tweets), no connection with soil, water, sunlight, warmth, the actual learning environment is almost autistic in quality, impoverished sensually, emotionally, and socially. Quote Right
Quote Left And the song she was singing ever since In my ear sounds on:—... Quote Right
Quote Left Music has often been compared with language itself, and the comparison is quite legitimate. While it combines easily with actual language, it also speaks a language of its own, which it has become a platitude to call universal. To understand the significance of the organizing factors of rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and form, the analogy of a familiar language is helpful. Music has its own alphabet of only seven letters, as compared with the twenty-six of the English alphabet. Each of these letters represents a note, and just as certain letters are complete words in themselves, so certain notes may stand alone, with the force of a whole word. Generally, however, a note of music implies a certain harmony, and in most modern music the notes take the form of actual chords. So it may be said that a chord in music is analogous to a word in language. Several words form a phrase, and several phrases a complete sentence, and the same thing is true in music. Measured music corresponds to poetry, while the old unmeasured plain-song might be compared with prose. Quote Right
Quote Left The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! Quote Right
Quote Left My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. Quote Right
Quote Left Modred, whose magic song Made huge Plinlimmon bow his cloud-topped head. Quote Right
Quote Left The original story, whatever it was, was told to those who forgot some details and substituted others. The original is long lost in the restorations. They have had the composer accompanied by a gifted sister, who, the inflexible record shows, died years before the song was written. They have seated him at the prim old spindle-legged mahogany desk in the hall at Federal Hill and had him dash it off in the frenzy of inspiration. Or they have followed him to the rocks of the old spring house, whither they have sent him, pencil in hand, and counted the frowns of agony with which he laboriously set down now a strain of melody and again a phrase of words. They have heard him trying it out with the deep booming bass voice of him who had never more than a weak but sweet light baritone. Every writer of it has himself for the hero and has described it as he would himself have acted it before the grand audience of posterity. These various stories cling about Federal Hill, the outgrowth of the human desire for contact with the vague figures of the past. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Song

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Quote Left A Song's Origin, Where it was Written, Created; .... Leaves, Creates Poetic Opportunity To These Locations, Positions .... Potentially Speeding Physiology. Quote Right
Quote Left What is life but a succession of preludes to an unknown song whose first quiet word is surrender. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetic Chants, Bursts .... Are A Beginning To Melody, Song Creation. That Was An Important Factor, In Robert Burns Achievement Of Auld Lang Syne! Quote Right
Quote Left I live outside your gates, exposed to the rain, exposed to the sun; sometimes I’ll cradle my right ear in my right palm; then when I speak my voice sounds strange, alien ... ('Das Lied des Bettlers' or 'The Beggar’s Song' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Before he was my brother, he was my lover, though certainly not the best. I found no joy in that addled boy, nor he at my breast. Why him? Why him? As the candles dim, it grows harder and harder to say: Perhaps girls and boys are the god’s toys when they lose their way. ('Morgause’s Song' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Love is like a songbird, you can trap it and keep it in your own cage, but it doesn't prolong its longevity. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature breathes gentle songs through the winds and wings, creating an intimacy with God which sparks the twinkle in both the stars and eyes Quote Right
Quote Left When the skies over Naples are gray, Neapolitan people liven it up to their somber moods by singing and playing merry songs. Quote Right
Quote Left Memory! .... Because It Incorporates The Element Of Accommodation, A Factor Of New Poem And Song Creation. Quote Right
Quote Left Her smile struck a chord in me, A song of Hallelujah was instantly born. Love at first sight! Quote Right
Quote Left Portraits! They are a link to our Alphabetical Code, and The Phenomena Of Song, .... Sound! Quote Right
Quote Left Every Expression of Melody, Song, Creates New Boundaries, Limits, Potentials Of Words. Each Beat-A Noun, A Subject. Each Beat-An Adverb, Adjective, Verb, Etc. Moving, On, Onward, .... To Greater Significance Of Physiological Achievement Of The Human Spirit! Quote Right
Quote Left 'In life be awake to the song of your dreams which all around you beams, since whatever left returns back.' Quote Right
Quote Left Birdsong clings to the oak, birch and pine as butterflies dance across fresh petals with delight at the sigh of nectar bees sip like white wine. Quote Right
Quote Left There's a song in my heart because you gave it the melody. ~FJ Thomas Quote Right
Quote Left 3 Elements, Factors of Motion, Reference Of Motions, are Difficult or impossible to define with Song. They can be exhibited with Poem and Poetry. And Only in Song by Rote Memorization of Lyrics, excluding the lyrics from definition of Song.! Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is a whisper of an embrace caressing the heart and soul with a gentle song which soothes the melancholy that haunts Quote Right
Quote Left Songs are bookmarks on the pages of our lives. Quote Right
Quote Left Musical, lyrics, create correspondence of Topics in our geophysical world universe. With lyrical words, and their position within song, opportunity of new definitions, new expressions, can be created, from alphabetical progressions of Song. Quote Right
Quote Left Creativity, can be enhanced when your poem or song is memorized, and stated, applied, within close proximity to it's creation. Quote Right
Quote Left Goodbye is not my favourite line but I have to sing this song anyway. Quote Right
Quote Left A remembrance, a poem, a song, a flash of yesterday, a "hope" for tomorrow...and especially a prayer from childhood; are all treasures, safely kept in the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left We have listened to the song and we have mastered the lyrics, now we need a cover. Quote Right
Quote Left poetry is song... you have to be very still to hear it however, and it is extremely rare the world is that still... Quote Right
Quote Left A Poem, A Song Increases The Factors Of Area, And Imagination, To The Listener Or Reader, And Also To The Presenter. Quote Right
Quote Left The Chorus At The Beginning Of A Song, Can Provide Physiological Reception Of Devine Interpretations. Quote Right
Quote Left Be the Christmas song that starts randomly playing when it's summer Quote Right
Quote Left I listen to my favorite song or hear a piano played beautifully... I think I would like to do that. Then I know it takes thousands of hours to get anywhere close to a player, much less a master. Yet, wishfully, whimsically, every now and then... we set new goals. You really do have to start at the bottom. That is to learn and grow wise to appreciate your success. But life is worth every step on your way to the top. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is a song... sing it beautifully. Quote Right
Quote Left My knight in shining armor, My love, in songs of joy. Quote Right
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