October 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm (contemplation, creative writing, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, issues, life, Native Americans, nature, people, poetry, politics, relationships, religion, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: #NoDAPL, Columbus Day, current events, Defenders, Elegy for Paradise, history, Indigenous Day, poem, poetry, RT News video, Standing Rock
Sweet water ripples
falls fruit ripe
lush was paradise
color flows out of the world
what words for this loss
life flows out of the earth
tiniest to largest creature vanishing
words cannot serve this loss
sky closes saturated with human waste
homo sapiens self harms
collateral damage in excess
all life flows out of the earth
In the sixties,
In a Catholic school,
Thou Shall Not Ask:
“Where are all the Indian People?”
On your knees in the corner,
Another pink slip home.
“Where are all the Indigenous People?
At Standing Rock defending the Water, Earth and Sky.
May 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm (art, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, life, living, movies, music, nature, people, photography, play, poetry, random, relationships, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "like tears in rain", "Slumdog Millionaire", animated, animation, Bear, black and white photographs, Blade Runner, children, China, Communication University of China, creative writing, films, image poem, It's Raining In Baltimore, music, photography, poem, poetry, quote, rain, Rain - Drops, Sherlock, short film, The County Crows, The Song for Rain, The Weather Girls, theme, Vangelis, Zheng Yawen
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rain – drops
“The Song for Rain (2012), created by Zheng Yawen, his graduation work at the Communication University of China.”
It’s Raining In Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows ~ album August and Everything After
Slumdog Millionaire ~ rain scene
“like tears in rain” ~ Vangelis ~ Blade Runner
On a lighter note ~
It’s Raining Men on Baker Street ~ The Weather Girls
Please do not hesitate to shower our ears with your choice rain songs.
Bear selected this Rain song theme.
For May 22, I select — Night.
April 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm (art, creative writing, culture, drama, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, issues, life, living, movies, music, people, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: animated poetry, animation, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Cohen, Dead Poets Society, Devil of a Deal, gothic jazz, Keating's Triumph, Lorca Garcia, music, poem, poetry, Poetry Classics, Poets of the Fall, slam poetry, Take this Waltz, Walt Whitman's Niece
From the serious to the slam to the silly to the sublime songs about for and by poets.
Does poetry ever haunt you? No? What’s that song you can’t get out of your head? What are lyrics without music?
Poets of the Fall ~ The Poet and His Muse
Hey, I’ve heard that tune before!
Poetry Classics to Funky Hit Beats
Music video features segments from several of the 56 songs included on the album Poetry Classics To Funky Hit Beats, Vol 1. . . . . The producers state: “We sought to create poetry with music that would attract the roots, Mos Def, Common, Immortal Technique, El-p, Jean Grae, Rakim, The Coup, Dead Prez, Public Enemy fans as well as fans of classical, pop, rock, Salsa and Reggae. “
If you click-through to watch on YouTube there is more information about the contents of this video. Enjoy.
What poets and poetry do–or aspire to do. Or not so much. Still, 1874 connects with 1979–poetry travels through time much like Dr. Who.
We Are the Movers and Shakers
(c)1874 Lyrics Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy
Born in London 14 Mar 1844, died 30 Jan 1881.
Music Jake Riviera (1979)
Produced by Ingo Schantz
Engineered by Andy Lunn
A film for anyone even thinking of ‘teaching’ poetry –or anything else for that matter.
Keating’s Triumph ~ Maurice Jarre ~ Dead Poets Society
Poetry and music playing politics with a dash of subversion on the side. Call it what you like.
Seattle Poetry Slam –Define Music
Rachel Rocky Bernstein’s unique blend of music and poetry has been delighting audiences since she started in slam at age 17.
She was a member of the 2006 Youth Speaks Seattle slam team, taking 4th in the Brave New Voices international competition, and coach of the 2010 Seattle Collegiate slam team which placed in the top ten. This year, she will be representing Seattle at the National Poetry Slam, and is honored to be on a team with greats Tara Hardy, Karen Finneyfrock and Maya Hersh.
Rachel is also an elementary school music teacher and spends her days singing, dancing, inspiring, and playing music with kids . Seattle will be sad to see her go this August when she moves to Barcelona, Spain to teach music at an International School and pursue her life-long passion for opera. http://www.seattlepoetryslam.org
Hear, it’s not all about the tough stuff.
Billy Bragg & Wilco ~ Walt Whitman’s Niece
For the shameless fun of it. 🙂
Devil of a Deal ~ animated poetry & gothic jazz
Clinton John Leon
A poetic dance between poets playing with a poem.
Leonard Cohen ~ Take this Waltz ~ One poet singing the poetry of another poet– Lorca Garcia
All this barely nicks
the vinyl edge of the record
of the dance
between poets, poetry
LInk attractions forthcoming asap~
April 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm (art, creative writing, culture, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Below Above, color, culture, energy-scape, energyscape, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, poem, poetry, rebirth, renewal, soil, spring, stippling, Writing
shedding husks unfurl
shoots curling staff seedlings gasp
silk sheath sun sight spreads
April 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm (art, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, life, music, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Amanda McBroom, art, culture, Dali, Edith Piaf, English, entertainment, French, La vie en rose, living, Meditative Rose, music, poetry, random, Rose, roses, Shukar, The Name of the Rose, The Rose, The Rose that Grew From Concrete, theme, To Rose Upon the Rood of Time, Yeats
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.
Tupac the rose that grew from the concrete
The Rose That Grew From The Concrete with music Everyday by Carly Commando
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
The Name of the Rose
The Rose Upon the Rood of Time ~ W.B. Yeats ~
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.
2draw Animation Music video for Salvador Dali’s “Meditative Rose”
La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ English version
felipe salvador arias
La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ French version
The Rose by Amanda McBroom
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.
The Rose garden grows in delight and complexity:
March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm (art, buddhism, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, play, poetry, random, Writing)
Tags: art as writing, birds, contemplation, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, people, poem, poems, poetry, random, Writing, writing as art
little bird blues sings
sweet haiku twitters all day
cites poetry cries
roots deep leaves sun eat all wells
no weeding pleases
coy moon winks sun spring
Persephone steps upward
below Hades sighs
control a strong hold
power princes addiction
brain breast brawn beat down
eye pouring concrete
iron bars doors fixing space
no outside options
two heron journey
eye guide far sight mindful nest
streaming feeds sole light
whence goes March’s Ides
cold shouldering yet blood pours
poppy red blossoms
March 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm (art, books, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, life, poetry, quests, random, relationships, thinking, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, books, brain, creating, creative writing, culture, dots, dreaming, energyscape, eva's energyscapes, haiku, links, Michio Kaku, mind, new book, people, poem, poetry, random, Science, She Creates, solar flares, stippling, The Future of the Mind, thinking
She Creates @eva
slate white or black blank
dots everywhere solar flares
midnight she creates
It’s all about the DOTS, of course. Since much of my art is composed of tiny dots–a technique called stippling--Michio Kaku’s little chat about his new book caught my attention. Once I lay eyes and hands on The Future of the Mind hopefully I’ll have more to say about it than the fact that my curiosity is highly aroused by Kaku’s notions. What’s brewing in your mind?
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku’s official site –>> http://mkaku.org/home/publications/about-the-future-of-the-mind/
An excerpt from the book: http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/excerpt-the-future-the-mind
March 6, 2014 at 7:03 am (contemplation, creative writing, issues, nature, poetry, random, relationships, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: birds, creative, crow, crows, culture, environment, grief, haiku, loss, murder, nature, poem, poetry, random, Writing
crow alone does not
a murder makes no sky sense
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