tearful nights

Linking to dVerse poetics where Amaya asks us to “cry me a river” with music.


 

why do i love you still

so deeply it hurts?

cry of man’s solo voice

breaks lonely hearts

sigh of flute’s minor-keyed

lament clearly haunts

try to release emotion in

sealed letters unsent

nigh insane from promised

satin nights unspent

fly to LOVE himself, the

primal truth unbent.

 

For me, this old song is crying put to music. To love is to be vulnerable and to risk not being reciprocated…but we love anyway and love is real; powerful, often painful.

The Moody Blues first recorded this song in 1967 and here they reunited to sing it again years later.

In my youthful innocence, I first thought the words were “knights in white satin” 🙂  I play flute so I’m drawn to the instrument’s mellow sound.

For believers, love songs can also reflect God’s amazing love for us!

oh give me a home

American folk music featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

american west

where buffalo roamed prairies

settlers wrote ballads

grand land larger than legend

tamed by train, barbed wire, and plow

 

 

voice of northern lights

Folk music of Iceland featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

undulating waves

over tundra, glacial stone

land of fire and ice

 

 

 

 

 

celtic music

Irish folk music featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This song was produced a few years ago by a Celtic band, Eden’s Bridge, and sung by Sarah Lacey.

 

seek a shiny stone

gaze down, collect in pocket

miss glory of the sea

 

 

 

phodrang marpo trinkhor

Like sound of title? Folk music from Tibet!

 

himalayan sound

prayer flags tune mellow song

longing for freedom

 

 

joik music

Folk music of Sami people featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .


 

arctic circle folk

chant joik under northern lights

herdsmen of reindeer

 

 

zeybek dance

Folk music from Anatolia, Turkey, featured on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


 

masculine eagles

follow baglama, drum, reed,

— dissonant music —

colorful, tassled dancers

proudly prance tradition’s steps

 

 

 

Winter Breath – Adrian von Ziegler

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

imprisoned in glass

water still trickles beneath

brittle icicles

Promise – Thomas Bergersen

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

raven flower blooms

beauty attracts flutter-byes

celebrate sweet youth

pledge virginity to one

who will promise a lifetime

Winter Symphony – Joachim Raff

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You

 

coverlet of snow

cottontail hides under hedge

sunset paints sky pink

 

bells jingle on horse harness

as white flurries chase sleigh home

The Great Wall – Einar Englund

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

invaders threaten

emperor orders wall be built

red dragon parade

Concertino – Germaine Tailleferre

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You

december snowflakes

floating past, catch on warm tongue

flurries dissipate

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