The Rose

How do you like your thorns?

I’m not entirely satisfied with my choices for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of any of these selections. My dissatisfaction stems more from the elusive quality of the rose itself as a symbol which extends far beyond wild and cultivated flowers. So often the rose represents a human in song, poetry and art.  Often it references a state of mind, an awareness both secular and mystical. There are two poets represented here – Tupac Amaru Shakur and William Butler Yeats–two vastly different men from very different parts of the world who both knew the power of poetry. Both poets immediately came to mind when Bear selected The Rose for this round. Each turned to the rose for inspiration and communication.  I discovered Shakur’s poetry in text form before ever hearing his voice or knowing anything of his persona. In this sense the focus was centered entirely on the words, the text, and the meaning striving for conveyance. Interestingly enough there is an entire album of his poetry posted on the tubes of you–but the poem I was after has been deleted from the mix due to corporate issues–ironically it is the poem which serves as the album title.  What shall we make of that?

Shakur on poets and poetry–and by the usual extension of words paired with instruments creates music. I sincerely doubt W. B. Yeats would disagree with his perceptions which could easily relate to Ireland’s issues in his time.

2009  kabrasblack

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Tupac the rose that grew from the concrete

reshardcliett16

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The Rose That Grew From The Concrete with music Everyday by Carly Commando

Ricardo Bracamonte

2pac poem…”Rose That Grew From Concrete”… Young boy skates through his urban neighborhood faced with the obstacles of society.

I realize this is a 2pac poem over a biggie beat, this choice was intentional. My goal for this project was to disregard the personal feuds of 2pac and Biggie and portray a struggle which is bigger than all of us

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The Name of the Rose

WildTh1ngs

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The Rose Upon the Rood of Time ~ W.B. Yeats ~

BosleyMusic

This is poet Stella Shakerchi reading Yeats’ poem to musical accompaniment by Mark Bosley. The performance was part of their ‘Days’ show which was an anthology of songs and poems relating to different days of the year. It was part of Oxfringe, the Oxford arts festival on 26th March 2010.

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2draw Animation Music video for Salvador  Dali’s “Meditative Rose”

Christy Reserva

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La vie en rose  ~ Edith Piaf ~ English version

felipe salvador arias

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La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ French version

NostalgiaClassical

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The Rose by Amanda McBroom

Bernhard Deykowski

The Rose was written by Amanda McBroom in 1979 for the same film in honor of Janis Joplin. And she sings her own well-known song herself.

 

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The Rose garden grows in delight and complexity:

BEAR:     /http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/music-of-the-rose/17/music-of-the-rose/
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JOHNNY: http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/the-rose-music-theme/comment-page-1/#comment-4334

http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/the-roses/

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Yousei Hime said,

    April 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Of course. 😀

    • April 18, 2014 at 4:12 am

      Yousei, Yousei, Yousei—The Civil Wars and roses too–the War of the Roses comes to mind. Thank you. 🙂

      • Yousei Hime said,

        April 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

        You’re quite welcome. When I hop by my offerings are predictable–Shakespeare, Romantics, Haiku or anime. Of course, I might surprise us both on occasion.

      • April 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        I beg to disagree on the predictability of your offerings. All of them are quite welcome and sincerely appreciated.

  2. April 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    […] Eva […]

  3. April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    […] …. For April 24 Eva has chosen: _______________________________________ EVA :         https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/the-rose/ ____________ BEAR:        http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/music-of-the-rose/ […]

  4. Yousei Hime said,

    April 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Delete this when you’re done laughing. 😀

    • April 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Never say delete!
      Rabbit jumping without hawks and other hungry claws.
      Giggles, grins and laughs for everyone!

  5. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    April 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I finally got here Eva. This is a great collection. Tupac was a vital part of my teenage years, and I agree that he was a brilliant poet -with great beats. I was somewhat of a thug like “Shorty”; mostly just wanted to be one. It’s hard growing up in suburbia. 😉

    The classics are pretty too.

  6. April 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    🙂


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