Nature #Poem

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Here are 3 poems I wrote previously, here accompanied by Zaphir Sunray/Summer chime. They are
Nature’s Night (Sonnet),
Our Nature,
Revolving Spiral (Etheree).

Close your eyes and have a listen… Maybe share the recording with a friend… I hope you enjoy them!

For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt,

“Let the Lower Lights Be Burning” #Music

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Here’s another familiar hymn by Philip P. Bliss, “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning.” A further nod to my happy childhood days listening to record albums of songs I didn’t hear anywhere else, some of which I haven’t heard since, but have never forgotten.

Enjoy the Ocean Drum, one of Remo’s wonderful additions to the hand percussion world, and my Native-American-made deerskin drum as well. You’ll hear this soothing melody on lyre, then alto recorder accompanied by ukulele. I hope you enjoy this first of several sea-themed pieces I’ll be sharing in the coming days!

In the Fairy Meadow #Meditation #Poem

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Here in the meadow find a tree;
Absorb its calming energy.
‘Tis where the fairies dance and play,
And this could be your lucky day!

Against the tree you rest your back,
Releasing everything you lack.
In balance now from crown to root,
You just might hear a fairy flute!

Emotions buried out of sight,
You let them fly into the Light.
The sun and flowers clear your mind
And show you what you came to find.

You sit and wait in harmony;
You listen, listen carefully.
You softly, softly hear the sound
Of fairies dancing all around!

They bring a message just for you,
And in your heart, you know it’s true.
You take with you the fairy song
To give you hope and keep you strong.

You thank the firm and faithful tree
For offering its harmony.
From trees and fairies you have learned;
It’s time now for your safe return.

Each dawning brings another day
To hear the fairies dance and play!
The gentle magic they impart,
You carry with you – in your heart!

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, Meadow:

Recorded with intro/ending on Zaphir Sunray/Summer chime and Native-American deerskin drum. Within the meditation are Susato Oriole Pentacorder flute, Harmony Ball musical pendant, and the following shakers from
Earnest Efforts Etsy Shop
Large bamboo and redwood Harmony Rattle
Pear branch Little Spirit Shaker
Magnolia wood Spirit Shaker
Oregon myrtlewood triangular shaker

this post is not sponsored. I purchased these instruments personally, and I really enjoy them!

“Wonderful Words of Life” #Music

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This hymn by Philip P. Bliss was first published in 1874. Like many hymns Bliss composed, this one is still widely sung in many Christian denominations. I remember singing it as a child, and musically it is one of my favorite hymns.

I hope you enjoy “Wonderful Words of Life” on Oriole (soprano) and alto recorder, first as a duet and then accompanied by double strung harp, with a harp solo as well!

Mingling Moonlit Thoughts #Poem #Meditation

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Your day is done. It’s time to rest
And heal from any pain or stress.
While all the positive you keep,
Let go of negativity.

Those thoughts that prey upon your mind…
It’s time to leave them all behind.
Release each one like a balloon—
Away! To mingle with the Moon!

Her Light is bright and peaceful too,
Transforming thoughts… Transforming you!
So welcome Her within to shine
And free you from the thoughts that bind.

Tomorrow is another day;
Tonight you dream and sail away…
Go anywhere you wish and more;
You are the key… You are the door!

When you awake from deepest rest,
You feel renewed to do your best.
Embrace your sleep that plays a part,
And keep your dreaming near your heart!

Your dreams fly higher than balloons
To mingle with the Earth and Moon.
They heal you, even as you sleep,
And help your purpose fast to keep.

From healing night to helping day,
Allow your thoughts to sail away…

Written for Eugi’s mingle prompt and recorded with Zaphir Blue Moon/Winter chime.

“Happy Birthday to You” #Music

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Happy 60th birthday,

While waiting for my lasagna and cake, oh, and the rest of my grocery delivery order, I recorded “Happy Birthday to You” on double strung harp. This song has been in the public domain since 2016, so we can all sing it with impunity now!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Abbie!

“To God Be the Glory” #Music

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“Near the Cross,”
“To God Be the Glory” was written by Fanny Crosby and William Howard Doane. It was first published in 1875 and is still a popular hymn in many Christian denominations.

I hope you enjoy today’s arrangement with ukulele, viola, alto recorder, myrtlewood and pear branch shakers, and of course, double strung harp!

The Magic Circle #Poem #Meditation

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I ground and ground and circle round.
On Mother Earth I’m safe and sound.
What felt so lost, within is found.
I ground and ground and circle round.

I feel the Water, water well.
Emotions difficult dispelled,
A better story now to tell.
I feel the Water, water well.

I know the flaming Fire’s flame.
A transformation, not the same,
Destroying every fear and shame.
I know the flaming Fire’s flame.

The Air is fresh, refreshing mind,
And I am free, no more confined.
I work with Nature’s great design.
The Air is fresh, refreshing mind.

And Spirit makes my spirit soar!
Of Its foundation I am sure.
It manifests my Good and more,
For Spirit makes my spirit soar!

I ground and ground and circle round.
On Mother Earth I’m safe and sound.
What felt so lost, within is found.
I ground and ground and circle round.

Written for
Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt – Magic

Recorded with Koshi Chimes and various shakers:
Earth: Terra chime and Rhythm Rock shaker
Water: Aqua chime and cowrie shell shaker
Fire: Ignis chime and Oregon myrtlewood triangular shaker
Air: Aria chime and pear branch Little Spirit shaker
Spirit: Harmony Ball Pendant and Egg of Creation (emu egg) shaker

“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” #Music

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“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” is based on Isaiah 12:2, which reads:

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Louisa M. R. Stead wrote the lyrics, and William J. Kirkpatrick wrote the melody to this hymn, first published in 1882. Though it’s still popular, I don’t remember singing it in church as a child. I do, however, vividly recall listening to a record album that included this hymn. (Thanks, Pop-pop Clyde!) I played and replayed it, because I liked how the melody flowed. And that was long before I played any instruments myself!

Speaking of instruments, there’s quite a merry folk band today! You’re listening to ukulele, viola, 2 wooden shakers (one of myrtlewood and one from a pear branch) alto recorder, and double strung harp.

I hope you enjoy this arrangement!

Welsh Lullabies #Music

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Length: About 7 minutes

Here are 2 Welsh lullabies that were part of my Double Strung Experiment series. Click the title links below to hear the lyre-and-zither versions:
All Through the Night
Suo Gan

Today I play the lullabies on Coda EDC Flute and double strung harp. The recording begins and ends with my Egg of Creation shaker, a natural, dried and painted emu egg filled with glass beads. However, I don’t think this recording does the shaker justice–the sound is very soft, calming, and beautiful. It’s also great for offering pain relief through sound healing. In addition, 2 Harmony Ball Earth Spheres play near the end of the lullabies.

I hope you find this meditative, relaxing, and peaceful!