poetry (17)

Land's End

God, suspended in the clouds, creates light. Line engraving Wellcome V0034177
God, suspended in the clouds, creates light. » by Thomas de Leu)



what was there left to do
standing at the summit
but to reach for the sky
up above infinite


what was there left to do
at the edge of the land
but to keep on going
and defy gravity


what was there left to do
at the end of the road
but to invent a bridge
onto a higher world


what was there left to do
at the death of a hope
but welcome the visit
of the ghost of a chance


what was there left to do
at the crush of a love
but to try to redeem
al

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The Miracle Is Worth The Wait

« The Miracle Is Worth The Wait » was the 2nd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project, and was completed on January 8, 2013.

The inspiration for this opus came from conversations held with David, a somewhat peculiar fellow with whom I was sharing living spaces earlier this year. To the best of my memory, the first words he ever spoke to me were « I can guarantee world peace. » Obviously, the statement got my attention and I just had to know more about him. I eventually lear

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A Tide Of Positive Change

The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.

The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and energetic song that can uplift the listener into an optimistic frame of mind. Considering the comments offered so far when I played it in public spaces, I'd venture to say that this particular objective has been achieved.

No audio nor video clips are available at this point as my game plan for this

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To Kill Your Demons

« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the main point of the song is that most-if-not-all experiences, apparent catastrophes included, can be interpreted positively as opportunities for growth.

Again, I plan to repost the following lyrics with an audio or video clip when time allows for the recording and production of proper demos.


verse 1
you were waiting for the right w

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Mother Of Pearl


Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82)

« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions between this opus and the pieces that preceded it, they probably shouldn't belong on the same album. Assuming that I eventually get the chance to properly record the 8 songs and 8 instrumentals put together during that particular period

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Pacify

At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I never really had the chance to build a repertoire of original songs that require only guitar and vocals, without additional arrangements. Eventually I imagined that 30 songs would be enough, so I set out to write as much in t

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Perfect Magic

« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that led to the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP.

The lyrics were written in an « everything happens for a reason » frame of mind and aim to hint at how each and every life, even the apparently disadvantaged, is blessed with the loving support of the underlying intelligence that unites and animates all beings.

A

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Angel on the Threshold


Holzfigur Engelchen auf Halbmond » by 4028mdk09)




you so wanted to be yourself
life had told you, « you will be saved »
but now you stand on the wire
suspicious of the road you paved

you so wanted to be so rich
that all problems you'd be rid of
life responded, « work through them first,
true wealth comes from rising above »

you so wanted to rush forward
but you were still stuck at the dam
life instructed, « don't miss the mark
you'll have to repass the exam »

you so wanted to have free time
« then why

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Purposefulness


Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)



« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.


In order to preserve the surprise, I won't disclose the details of the other compositions, nor the title of the overall resulting piece. Those of you familiar with the repertoire of Poligraf will possibly recognize some of the themes that are revisited in each of the transitions, and will thu

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Portrait : Everyday Was The Same


Glass of Beer and Playing Cards » by Juan Gris)



everyday was the same
but she wouldn't notice
oblivious to the game
that had become practice

well, many times she had
but she couldn't stand it
it always felt so bad
better to deny it

rising up as a ghost
toilet, table and toast
iron, shower and post
conform, comply and coast

first stumper of the day
what to wear to the store
while lessons on the way
keep knocking at the door

off to the job she hates
though everything she needs
is handed on her plates
from product
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Perseverance


Goldfish Pulling a Snail Cart » by James Pollock)


« Perseverance » is the fourth of the series of segues composed to join the tracks of an album together into one continuous piece of music.

Each of the junctions highlights a specific quality or knowledge that turned out to be crucial to the completion of a project that demanded many years of sustained striving. As the title indicates, « Perseverance » evokes the capacity to keep going at those times when efforts seem insufficient, and success

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Vigilance


Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)



« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.

Each of the segues highlights a quality or an ability cultivated along a difficult journey, contributing to the successful completion of the challenge.

Again, I won’t reveal the title of the parts, nor of the completed collage, hoping to keep the surprise for the moment of the unveiling of the entire work.

Those

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Understanding


Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)


« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written as a means of combining earlier compositions into a conceptual piece of nearly one hour in duration.

Each of the miniature musical junctions emphasizes a particular lesson that was learned over the course of a demanding quest, proving essential to the success of the endeavour. In the case of « Understanding, » the acquired know

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Architects Of Progress

it was a path, a road, a way forwardit was not just any other dayyet, in a sense, it could have beenhad it been the unusual sunshinethe melodies of the birdsor something in the airlures materialshe now knew emptyshe had chosen progressit had become possibleit was a number, a goal, an idealit was not just any other whimyet, in a sense, how could it be otherwise ?had it been the many disappointmentsthe memories of defeator having crossed a thresholdliars promiseshe had seen throughhe had chosen lo
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Outgrow

A poetic island in a musical stream... entitled « Outgrow » :That which you can't abideEmbrace as if a friendOnce you two have alliedNo thing will make you bendThat which you can't escapeWelcome as a teacherYou will never espouseMore talented loverThat which you won't challengeCan't ever make you wiseBut that which you surpassIn freedom makes you riseThat which you merely changeComes back in a new guiseBut that which you outgrowWon't again meet your eyes
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The Mechanics Of Karma


("A free body diagram of a mass on an inclined plane" by Mets501)


Will the island turn into an archipelago ? More poetry today...


How long have I hankered
For the right way to go
How far have I wandered
To know what I now know

Laying under the moon
Rising up with the crow
And the wail of the loon
In the rain or the glow

How many ups and downs
I had to lose the count
Just as with forms and nouns
To keep climbing the mount

How many times I slipped
Escaping restriction
Expecting to be tripped
By disguised protect

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Reinfused



"Reinfused" is basically a rehash of the material presented in "Lifeforce," but with an emphasis on shifting time, forward movement, and dynamism, to suggest the removal of obstacles from the path of a process which is then finally allowed to follow its course toward completion.


The piece is an instrumental. Here is the related poetry :


Tell me when are these times that I have dreams about
Are they mere memories of better days gone by
Unsubstantial fancies fated to fade away
Or horizons waiting to b

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