For the Birds #Poem #Music #Meditation

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Here’s a musical meditation on zither, and a Tritina (poem) that is as much for us as it is for the birds!

Through your singing you speak
Sharing peace, hope and love
With your tweets and warbles.

But it’s not just your warbles
It’s the message you speak
Can it teach me to love?

Do you know hate? No, love!
Must I learn your warbles
So I can gently speak?

Or can I speak love without warbles?

“This Is My Father’s World” #Music #Mp3

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You’ve probably heard this well-known hymn in praise of the vast world of nature that God created. Maltbie Davenport Babcock, a minister, wrote the lyrics as a 16-stanza poem. It was first published in 1901, after his death.

In 1915, Franklin L. Sheppard chose 3 verses for the hymn and set them to the tune “Terra Beata,” meaning “Blessed Earth” in Latin.

Please enjoy my lyre arrangement, and feel free to download and share the mp3!

Sing Praises #Poem

Sing praises to the Christ within!

The Life and Consciousness you are,

Eternal Love in which you live.

Sing praises to the Christ within!

No matter what and where you’ve been,

Your Spirit is the One and All.

Sing praises to the Christ within!

The Life and Consciousness you are!

A Metaphysical Triolet for Palm Sunday and NaPoWriMo day 5.

Palm Sunday Playlist #Music

Here are 4 original songs I posted when I wrote them. Two are definitely Palm Sunday offerings, while the other two are a little more obscure. “Love Is a Coconut” is a fun song about the one thing that opens and lifts hearts or anything else–love. “So It Goes” is a song about time . Good times, bad times, in between times, time is a constant, and it constantly passes! Something we’d do well to remember right now. Please enjoy these tunes, and have a blessed and peaceful Palm Sunday!

Musical Transport #Poem

Music can find you wherever you are

And carry you places, some near and some far

To histories, cultures, to planets and stars!

For Music can find you wherever you are!

Music can touch you however you feel

And lead you to know you are valued and real.

Without judgment or labels, the comfort can heal!

For Music can touch you however you feel!

Music can see you whatever is wrong,

Encouraging you through a message in song

And taking your hand because you do belong!

O Music can see you whatever is wrong!

Music is Spirit, of All and of One,

Creating and sharing our gifts from Above:

The depths of compassion, of peace, hope and love!

For Music is Spirit, of All and of One!

So let it transport you from Was to Will Be,

And let the I Am be your nature so free.

Your soul is a song, and your Music is key!

So let it transport you from Was to Will Be!

“The Key of Life” #Poem

Acrostic on C Major Scale

Creative living is the key to life

Delighting in the special path you take

Emotions, effort, energy, or strife

Fulfillment of your goals despite mistakes

Go on, in grace and gratitude to strive

Amazing, awesome gifts are all your own

Bring balance with the best you have inside

Creating body, mind, and soul a home!